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Open Education Resources Get Major Boost From ESSA – Education Week

The sweeping federal law contains specific language that allows states and local education agencies to channel block grant money focused on technology toward open materials.

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Hackers Attack The NSW Government Department Of Resources And Energy

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Hackers Attack The NSW Government Department Of Resources And Energy

The NSW Government Department of Resources and Energy has revealed that it was the target of a cyber attack in December 2015, during the time several major projects were being considered. This includes the $1.2 billion Shenhua Watermark coal mine, indirectly controlled by the Chinese government — which experts say is a possible source of the attack. The attack was in the form of an increase in “virus/security activity attempting to impact systems at the Division of Resources and Energy (DRE) office in Maitland”, according the the department, and steps were taken to increase security after the activity was detected. “We do not believe that the attacks penetrated our systems or any data was accessed at this time,” the statement reads. The New South Wales Opposition is calling for further investigation, as reported by ABC’s The World Today, on the back of warnings from experts that such a definitive conclusion can not be made. “These reports are highly disturbing,” says the Opposition spokesman for resources, Adam Searle. “I have sought a briefing from the minister and his agency as soon as possible. The Opposition will be seeking an assurance from the Baird Government that the integrity of the commercially sensitive […]

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Kickstarter launches to offer resources for parents to keep teens and kids safe online

20150755b119e05adc0Though there are upsides to social media, there are also dangers—predators, cyberbullying, talking to strangers, developing anti-social tendencies, and psychological issues are all some of the possibilities. In fact, 82% of child predator incidents were initiated online. Yet, due to the electronic nature, parents often do not know what is going on until it is too late.

ThirdParent is excited to announce that they have launched a Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/288172056/thirdparent) with a unique goal – to build out and test a free version of their internet resource for parents.

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Your IT Department And Human Resources Are The Reason Why

You are only as strong as your weakest link. Gregory Evans explains in this episode how companies IT departments and Human Resources have to work together in order to train all the employees. Hackers will target your receptionist, the accountant […]

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