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Companies are surrounded by cybersecurity threats, but many are not making it a priority to educate employees about them, a survey says.

Nearly half (46%) of entry-level employees don’t know whether their company has a cybersecurity policy, according to research firm Clutch.

The survey demonstrated a lack of awareness that can put companies at risk for IT security breaches. Nearly two-thirds of employees (63%) said they don’t know whether the quantity of IT security threats their companies face will increase or decrease over the next year. Additionally, among entry-level employees, 87% said they don’t know how the number of threats will shift in the next year.

The survey also found that employees are less likely to recognize IT services as the primary area of security vulnerability at their company. Instead, they cited theft of company property as the primary threat to company security, ahead of unauthorized information and email phishing scams.

The findings are a bit ironic, because “most cyberbreaches are caused by employees, inadvertently,” Robert Anderson, co-chair of the cybersecurity and data privacy group at Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., told FierceCEO.

“There is a tendency for businesses to not put the emphasis on employees, but they are the greatest vulnerability,” Anderson said.

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Too many cybersecurity jobs, too few hackers

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As with many tech sectors, cybersecurity has been facing an increasingly large worker shortage over the past decade. But unlike most other talent shortages, this one is set to have a material impact on consumer safety. That’s not just idle speculation, says Candace Worley, vice president and chief technical strategist…

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During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Experts Say Too Many Remain Unaware of Threats

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After an onslaught of hacking, breaches and malware this year, and the resultant waves of publicity, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month should be a bit anticlimactic. But for some people, the message never gets old. One of the organizations most aware of cyberthreats and most active in countering them is CIS,…

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Many merchant systems still lack basic security

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Many merchant systems still lack basic security

What could a Point of Sale (POS) security breach cost your business? Factoring in the cost of an investigation, legal fees, potential fines and lawsuits, damage to a reputation, and a likely decrease in customer loyalty, your business could be

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Many State Report Cards Leave Parents in the Dark About School Achievement – Inside School Research – Education Week

With jargon, “meaningless” tables and missing data, state report cards can be difficult for parents to use, a new report shows.

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Many Parents Who Think They Have Food Allergies Actually Don’t

When kids have food allergies, the children’s parents may think they have food allergies too, but this is often not the case, a new study found.

The study, which involved only parents of kids with food allergies, showed that many parents who reported also having food allergies didn’t actually have any. In fact, when the researchers conducted allergy tests on parents who thought they had these allergies, more than 70 percent of these parents tested negative.

The study calls into question the reliability of people’s self-reports of allergies, the researchers said. The findings are also surprising, given that parents whose children have food allergies might be expected to have more knowledge than people in general about what counts as a food allergy, the researchers said.

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15 Years After 9/11 Attacks, Classroom Approaches to Topic Take Many Forms – Curriculum Matters – Education Week

Fifteen years after the attacks on September 11, most K-12 students have no personal memories of the event.

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Identifying Minorities in Spec. Ed.: Defining ‘Too Many’ – Education Week

More than 300 educators, researchers, and advocates respond to a proposed federal rule on how to define whether minorities are disproportionately identified for special education services.

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Guangdong is China’s most-hacked province, with many victims lured by gambling sites: report

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Guangdong is China’s most-hacked province, with many victims lured by gambling sites: report

Across China, Guangdong province suffered the most cyberattacks, with Beijing and Shandong coming in second and third respectively, according to a report from a Chinese antivirus software developer. Between January and June, Guangdong, China’s most populous province, suffered more than 4.55 million attacks from phishing websites, said the report released by Rising last week. Read […]

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Many Schools Already Accommodate Transgender Students – Rules for Engagement – Education Week

Even before the Obama administration issued guidance on how schools should treat transgender students, many were working to accommodate them in areas like pronoun use and facilities access.

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