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Businesses are expanding investments in infrastructure security but struggling to source the increasingly rare talent needed to implement and operate their solutions. As an industry-leader, Fortinet believes it is our responsibility to foster the development and continuing education of cybersecurity talent and close the cybersecurity skills gap [Read More]
by RSS Scott Edwards  |  Mar 07, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Interview with Opo Herrera, Associate Director for Social Ventures & Innovation at Per Scholas Tell us a bit about Per Scholas and the type of courses that drive the greatest student engagement?  Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that provides rigorous and tuition-free technology training and professional development to people who are unemployed or in low-wage jobs. We help people launch successful and life-changing careers in technology by creating onramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today, we provide our solutions... [Read More]
by RSS John Welton  |  Jul 14, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Interview with Rima Aristocrat, President and CEO of Willis College Q: Tell us a bit about Willis College and the type of courses that drive the greatest student engagement? A:  Established in 1866, Willis College is Canada’s first regulated Career College. This year, Willis College is celebrating 150 years of excellence in education, an outstanding example of the strength and agility of career colleges in Canada. With over 150,000 graduates and an exceptional faculty, Willis College is proud to be a pipeline for producing some... [Read More]
by RSS Jennifer Teeters  |  Jul 05, 2016  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Fall is here, and with it crisp weather, warm spice-flavored drinks and the annual EDUCAUSE Conference. This conference brings together the best thinkers and doers in higher education and consistently delivers engaging, innovative content. It’s a must-attend show—and we’ll be there.   This year, one of the Program Domains is risk management. The EDUCAUSE website sums it up well: “IT organizations share accountability for managing institutional continuity of operations within an open and ever-shifting environment.... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Oct 26, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Not surprisingly, mobile security ranks among the top challenges IT faces when it comes to protecting small and mid-sized businesses. What is surprising, however, is that only 16% of SMBs worldwide responding to a recent Techaisle survey say they’re prepared to deal with mobile security challenges. For some small businesses, this is constraining mobile adoption; for others, it's creating concerning security gaps. However, it also creates an opportunity for channel partners to step in and become trusted advisors. Right now, many MSPs... [Read More]
by RSS Esther Shein  |  Sep 24, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
I’ve spent a lot of time over my career talking about education. K12, higher ed, virtual and blended learning, educational technology, you name it. I’ve even looked extensively at continuing education and professional development. As my focus has turned more to enterprise technologies and security over the last several years, I still couldn’t help but see many of the challenges we face in IT through an educational lens. After all, security pros and hackers aren’t born with deep security and networking expertise - why should... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  May 04, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
Aside from the latest security gadgets, widgets and devices that can help to protect a network, many at RSA this year are having big conversations around education. The simple act of making sure your organization understands password protections, avoiding suspicious links, and taking a second look at that strange .doc can make all the difference in protecting the network from unwanted intrusion. Fortinet’s Editor-at-Large, Christopher Dawson and Digital Strategist Jonas Tichenor talk about how security companies are offering Education-as-a-Service... [Read More]
by RSS Jonas Tichenor  |  Apr 22, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
We've now reached the User layer in our Layered Security series. This article is part one of two, because there's a lot going on with this layer. If you haven’t been following this series, you can catch up by using the link above or by checking out the PDF version, which contains all previous articles.   The User Layer (Part 1) We’ve finally reached the user layer, which in many ways is the most important and also the most difficult. As mentioned before, 80-90% of the threats to your network can come... [Read More]
by RSS Victoria Martin  |  Apr 18, 2015  |  Filed in: Security Q & A
For US schools and libraries, this is a big deal (and big business for resellers). The first quarter of the year is E-rate season for public schools and libraries in the US. E-rate is a federal reimbursement program run by the FCC designed to help bridge the “digital divide” for schools and libraries with higher proportions of low-income students and patrons and those in rural areas providing substantial funding for Internet access and network infrastructure. The poorest institutions and those with the least access to cost-effective... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Jan 19, 2015  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News
K12 has its share of security and regulatory challenges, but higher ed takes things to a whole new level. Last week I wrote about some of the security challenges K12 schools face, most of which revolve around balancing regulatory requirements, Internet safety, and access to educational resources. I called this the “Ed Tech Conundrum” since giving students and teachers broader access to Internet resources often runs counter to parental, administrative, and regulatory concerns. In higher education, though, we’re dealing with adult students,... [Read More]
by RSS Chris Dawson  |  Dec 10, 2014  |  Filed in: Industry Trends & News