Category Archives: cybersecurity

New York schools to receive US$111m for edtech and security upgrades

Hundreds of schools across New York state will receive more than US$111 million to invest in education technology and upgrade their security measures. The funding forms part of the Smart Schools Bond Act, established in 2014. The edtech initiative authorised the issuance of US$2bn in general obligation bonds to finance improved edtech and infrastructure to […]

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Less than 4 in 10 UK parents have installed security protection on their child’s phone

A new study by global cybersecurity firm ESET has revealed that while a majority of parents are worried about the security of their child’s online activity, less than 4 in 10 parents have actually installed any virus or security protection on their child’s mobile device. According to research from Internet Matters, the average age that British […]

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St Andrews University develops ‘unhackable’ silicon chip

The University of St Andrews has helped develop a new ‘unhackable’ communications technology, which could revolutionise secure messaging. An international team of scientists has developed a silicon optical chip that can transmit information to a partner device and encrypt each message with an unique key only a partner chip can decode. The chips’ complex structures […]

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Seven in 10 students concerned about university data security, Youthsight poll reveals

Seven in 10 students are concerned by rumours that universities are facing data security issues, while less than half are confident their personal data is secure, a new survey has suggested. The statistics were released by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) following a survey of 1,000 undergraduates by YouthSight. Students are clear they want this data […]

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Clickjacking is the most common form of hacking in education, survey reveals

A Specops Software survey has revealed that 66% of cyber-attacks in education take the form of clickjacking, making it the most common malicious technique to impact the industry. Specops asked 1,731 respondents from a range of sectors whether they/their company had experienced a cyber-attack in the last five years. Participants were then asked to identify […]

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How to help students become cyber-savvy

A sense of security is something usually unseen, yet it’s paramount to a great learning experience. Educators have always tried to ensure a safe learning environment for students, as a way to reduce negative outcomes and increase retention rates. Nobody can learn anything new when they feel they’re in danger, after all. Related news: Cybersecurity […]

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