This South Dakota university is cybersecurity’s next powerhouse

Dakota State University's recent partnership with the NSA and a $90 million funding boost aims to upgrade the school's longstanding tradition of placing graduates in cybersecurity jobs to forge South Dakota as the next "cyber state" defending national security.

International security and student safety: Why schools are banning TikTok

From "devious licks" to vandalizing school property, more districts are becoming aware of the dangerous TikTok trends that students can't get enough of. Then there's the fact that it can cause massive cybersecurity issues.

No improvements: Schools were hit steadily with ransomware attacks in 2022

"The fact that there seems not to have been any decrease in the number of incidents is concerning," according to a new report from antivirus software company Emsisoft.

Hope College receives two class-action lawsuits after major data breach

According to the lawsuit, three counts have been brought forth against the college: negligence, unjust enrichment and breach of implied contract.

For cybercriminals, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year

While your school is on holiday break, criminal actors see it as an open invitation to compromise valuable and confidential student data.

3 big reasons that it’s time for higher education to crack down on cybersecurity

From large catalogs of sensitive student information to research data, cybercriminals have plenty of tempting targets in institutions of higher education.

Should colleges be worried by threats of Russian cyber attacks on the U.S.?

White House warnings should set plans in motion by institutions to ensure their systems, data are protected.

On the Razor’s Edge: 5 powerful higher education sessions at ASU-GSV Summit

Several university presidents will be among star-studded list of speakers at the April education technology show.

Homeland Security warns colleges, universities on potential for more threats

As FBI investigations continue into bomb threats at HBCUs, the DHS is urging institutions to be wary of possible violent acts.

Cybersecurity compliance requirements may surprise higher ed

Institutions that work with the federal government are required to maintain certain security controls to protect covered information systems. Now, the DOJ is going after universities and research institutions.

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