Cyber Safety Awareness and Prevention

Cybersecurity Skills Shortages Present Exciting Career Advancement Opportunities for Students, IT Professionals – Education Article

The image above is from KLogixSecurity, who published this informative infographic about the growing cybersecurity skills shortage back in 2017. The shortage continues, and by some forecasts, worsens. This is an incredible opportunity for today’s students and IT professionals. While the world is on “Pause” during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, the need for information security professionals continues to grow. When we get back to work and things pick up again before long, these skills will be in higher demand than…

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As Cyber Attacks Increase, the Time is Right for Colleges and Universities to Consider Zero Trust Security Approaches – Education Article

Okay, so this is clearly not an instructional technology topic, but as CIO and acting CISO at The College of Westchester, I appreciate the importance of making more school administrators and technical personnel aware of the idea of “zero trust”. – KW Just like with many other professional sectors, higher education has evolved and benefited from technological advancements. The access and mobility for educational, research, and administrative purposes has made educational institutions more intuitive and productive. While these advancements are…

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Prepare Your Students to Recognize Disinformation With the “Bad News” Game – Education Article

Game Hopes to Inoculate Kids Against Disinformation as They Build Their Own Fake News Empire As much of a fan as I am of the many wonderful things the Internet and World Wide Web have made possible, I am equally disheartened by the various downsides of this invasive digital realm. Cyber attacks, malware, misinformation, astroturfing, cyber bullying, social media driven anxiety and depression, and so on. This stuff bums me out. Sometimes when I get frustrated with the bad stuff,…

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Social Media is Increasing Anxiety, Depression, Especially in Teen Girls. We Need to Talk About it. – Education Article

Educators should be aware of the mental health challenges that more and more of our young students are dealing with. There is a growing body of evidence indicating that the smartphone and similar devices, and the social media use that they support, are having bad effects on our kids, who have become pretty much dependent on them over the last decade. While rates of depression and other indicators of mental health have been worsening for both boys and girls, there appears…

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