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For what started as a research network that was largely owned and operated by top universities, the Internet as we know it today has become much more. In 1969, ARPANET carried the first data packets between two separate nodes. During its genesis, ARPANET included the University of California, Los Angeles and the Stanford Research Institute before adding the University of Utah and University of California, Santa Barbara. What began as a 4-node network in 1969 had swelled to include 213 hosts by 1981. From there, it took off.  The Internet’s... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  May 19, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The proliferation of global network connectivity thanks to technological advances and a growing number of connected devices has had a number of positive impacts on today’s higher education institutions. From cloud services to the Internet of Things (IoT), students and faculty are now able to stay connected while outside the classroom or laboratories to improve learning and research. However, all of this private information sharing has also opened the doors to increased cybercriminal activity targeting higher ed. Any exchanged information,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 21, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
The 2017 Internet2 Global Summit is scheduled to take place at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel from April 23–26. Internet2, a consortium that operates the nation’s largest coast-to-coast research and education network, has developed the Global Summit event to provide attendees with an opportunity to connect with the world’s preeminent leaders in research and education. Fortinet will be in attendance as a platinum sponsor and will be sponsoring the Internet2 Opening General Session on Monday, April 24th. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Apr 20, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
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
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
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
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
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
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
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