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Rep. Bennie Thompson Sues Trump for Insurrection Under KKK Act | #College. | #Students | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

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House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) is seen in a September 17, 2020 file photo. U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) sued former […]

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Student paper angry university sent out crime alert noting suspect was black | #College. | #Students | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

The editors of the Texas State University University Star are quite upset about a campus crime alert from the last weekend in January. Specifically, they’re miffed at the alert’s wording: […] View full post on National Cyber Security

How will coronavirus-related closures and quarantines affect crime rates? | #College. | #Students | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

Covering COVID-19 is a daily Poynter briefing about journalism and coronavirus, written by senior faculty Al Tompkins. Sign up here to have it delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. […] View full post on National Cyber Security

Chicago indie band community supports each other and create new music | #College. | #Students | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

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[ad_1] While lamenting canceled shows, artists in the Chicago indie music scene have taken the opportunity to write songs and record new material. The local alternative rock circuit includes venues such as Lincoln Hall, Hideout Chicago and Beat Kitchen. “The Chicago music scene is unfathomably based on community, love and support. ” Taylor Ericson, lead […]

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Jafary sues city for inadequate officer training, civil rights violations | Crime | #College. | #Students | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

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U conducts external review of its police department; crime near campus rises | #College. | #Students | #parenting | #parenting | #kids

The University of Minnesota has tapped an outside expert to review its campus police department’s policies and practices in response to student demands for accountability following George Floyd’s death. Cedric […] View full post on National Cyber Security

#deepweb | Laredo College goes into the darkside of the web

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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) – Our local college is shedding light on the dangers of modern-day technology.

Laredo College is joining forces with MileOne, UISD, and local authorities to host a discussion on cybersecurity to educate the community on the dangers of the internet.

Experts will share impactful information such as the importance of cybersecurity and all the dangerous material that can be found on the dark web.

The first session at the South Texas Cybersecurity Series will be at 10 a.m. and the second will be at 6 p.m. at MileOne located at 1312 Houston Street.

Organizers invite all local businesses, and students to take part in the conference.

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Women #allegedly #hack #college #computer system to change #grades

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The Bucks County District Attorney’s office said Aleisha Morosco tried multiple times to change her microbiology grade.

After several failed attempts, she enlisted a friend’s help, orchestrating a security breach at Bucks County Community College.

Authorities said while working at a medical office affiliated with Penn Medicine, Kelly Marryott accessed a faculty member’s personal information and leaked it to her friend, Aleisha Morosco.

Desperate to change her grade, Morosco then used the stolen data to gain unauthorized access to BCCC’s computer system. Officials said while inside the system, Morosco changed not just her grade, but several other student’s grades in her microbiology class.

“The investigators were able to find out the IP address used to access the professor’s account and change the grades,” said Jovin Jose, ADA Bucks County. “That same IP address was used by one of the charged defendants.”

The electronic footprint led investigators to Morosco and to her 37-year-old friend, Marryott.

“They got his personal information, and shouldn’t have obtained the use for that purpose,” said Jose. “We intend to prove at trial that they accessed his information to change grades, which is a crime.”

Bucks County Community College issued this response to Action News:

“BCCC takes the integrity of its data systems very seriously, and all of it the grades altered in the breach were restored to their correct level.”

Students on campus are stunned a classmate would go to these lengths to change a grade.

“It’s crazy. You deserve the grade you get,” said Emily Bombino. “And if you have an issue talk to your professor. Don’t go around changing, stealing his information.”

Both women face felony counts of unlawful computer use and identity theft. A court date is tentatively set for December.

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College IT experts and students have opposing views on cybersecurity

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University IT teams have differing perspectives from the students they serve on the state of cybersecurity, according to a recently released infographic from CDW-G.

The IT solutions company surveyed 250 higher education IT professionals and 300 students, examining their views of cybersecurity and what students expect from their schools versus what IT professionals are able to deliver. The company released the infographic, “Securing Higher Education — It Takes Two,” at this year’s EDUCAUSE annual conference.

The most surprising statistic, according to Nicci Fagan, director of higher education at CDW-G, was that 91 percent of IT pros who experienced a data breach alerted students — but just 26 percent of students said they were aware of the attack.

Another glaring discrepancy showed that 82 percent of IT pros say they require students to engage in cybersecurity training at least once a year. However, only 35 percent of students said that was required of them.

“You have IT professionals on campus who are communicating this out to students on campus, but it’s not resonating,” Fagan said in an interview with EdScoop. “It comes down to making sure that we’re communicating through multiple channels and getting consistent feedback from the student body.”

Jordan Cohen, a student intern at CDW-G who currently attends Rutgers University, added that students get their news from multiple sources and on several platforms.

“I think there’s a major difference in channels that are being used in sending news, and channels that students are accustomed to receiving news,” Cohen said. “Rutgers does a great job of getting information out, but I think part of it is making sure they’re interacting with students — you’re not just putting it on the university website, you’re taking advantage of social media.”

Fagan said that along with shoring up communications strategies, colleges and universities also need to offer ongoing training for students and educate them about the type of cyberattacks that can occur and what they can do to minimize or prevent them.

“Just like you have students going through orientation every year … it should be part of the university’s communication plan in terms of how they’re addressing cybersecurity for their students and how students are taking accountability for their own cybersecurity,” she said.

Sixty percent of institutions have experienced a data breach in the last year, according to the research, and 29 percent have experienced data loss. The most common breaches were malware attacks, followed by phishing attempts and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Fagan said IT professionals are trying to combat breaches through network segmentation and advanced threat protection, among other methods.

“Universities are relying on their solution provider to offer outside penetration testing or security assessments,” she said. “They’re getting someone else’s opinion on where they might have vulnerabilities and that can be very helpful to universities as well.”

CDW-G works with about 3,000 higher education institutions across the country, and the company is a frequent presence at EDUCAUSE.

“I think exactly what we’re talking about continues to be the No. 1 issue: information security and helping customers navigate the opportunities that are out there,” Fagan said, echoing what EDUCAUSE leaders also pinpointed as the top issue in higher ed IT today.

Cohen, a history major, said he is involved with cybersecurity efforts at his school and through CDW-G because it has a direct impact on him and his peers.

“What’s really interesting about cybersecurity is it’s really the new frontier,” he said. “We’ve advanced past the Wild West stage and now we’re looking at all the new ways technology affects our lives. It’s important to protect our data, and as more and more data is stored in the cloud, I think students care about that, and, personally, I do as well.”

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