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The FBI’s Safe Online Surfing Internet Challenge, which teaches students how to keep their information safe, avoid online predators, and identify cyberbullying, begins Thursday for the 2016-2017 school year.






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The Department of Veterans Affairs announced that the Department of Homeland Security and Hiring our Heroes have teamed up to offer free online, on-demand cybersecurity training to government employees and veterans via DHS’ Federal Virtual Training Environment.






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adult ed

SecureAuth has launched SecureAuth University, a continuing education program for cybersecurity professionals. Through e-learning and instructor-led courses, SecureAuth University offers certification for three levels of cybersecurity professionals: administrator, advanced administrator, and developer.






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school security

Lockport City Schools is investing $4.2 million in school security. The school district received a $4.2 million grant from New York state as part of the state’s new initiative that will distribute $2 billion to schools for technology and educational upgrades.






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silverbullet

While colleges and universities would love a silver bullet, there is no single technology that can protect them from all data breaches. Instead, data security must use a layered approach, with each technology playing an important role.






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apps
financial

The Federal Student Aid office of the U.S. Department of Education published a letter to institutions emphasizing their obligation to protect student financial aid information from unauthorized disclosure or access.






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edtech
college

Higher education students bring their own devices onto campus, causing universities and colleges to re-evaluate their security and access structure. Students are “bringing their own computers and applications and they want us to secure it,” said Mehran Basiratmand, CTO at Florida Atlantic University. “One solution fitting all higher ed is no longer the case.”






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