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In light of today’s huge skills gap, security professionals have an obligation to mentor the next generation. Employees of cybersecurity vendors can help shrink the gap by volunteering their time in the classrooms, from elementary school through college. The knowledge and experience of front-line professionals is invaluable, whether to explain to first-graders what malware is or to steer college students toward the right classes to give them a strong foundation for a cybersecurity career. The problem is bigger than any one vendor or educational [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Oct 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
From October 15th – 18th, the 2017 Internet2 Technology Exchange will take place in San Francisco, CA. The Technology Exchange brings together leaders from the research, education, and technology communities to discuss and find solutions to the technical challenges that threaten the missions of their organizations. The robust Internet2 community comprises 317 US higher education institutions, 81 leading corporations, 64 affiliate and federal affiliate members, 43 regional and state education networks, and more than... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Cybercriminals have increasingly taken notice of schools and universities as profitable targets for cyberattacks. A key reason for this is the types of information schools keep on students, parents, and staff. Typically, upon infiltrating an institution’s network, cybercriminals will probe for, find, and exfiltrate valuable user data. This could be anything from health records, financial information, or any other personally identifiable information, such as social security numbers. Cybercriminals typically then take this data and sell it... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Learn what fellow education IT professionals have to say about their experiences using Fortinet security products. [Read More]
by RSS Trish Borrmann  |  Sep 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Cybersecurity measures are being adopted and fine-tuned across industries to ensure sensitive data is protected against cybercriminals and evolving attack vectors. However, some industries, such as education, are held more accountable for data protection than others. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 31, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Today we released our Q2 Global Threat Landscape report for 2017. The data in our quarterly threat analysis is drawn from over 3 million network devices and sensors deployed within live production environments around the world. [Read More]
by RSS Neil Matz  |  Aug 21, 2017  |  Filed in: Security Research
The K-12 learning environment has moved beyond the physical walls of the classroom thanks to behavioral shifts and digital connectivity. However, robust and speedy network services that are designed to keep student and faculty data secure come with a price tag. The cost of ongoing connectivity and keeping networks secure is a constant barrier for most school districts, but thankfully, the E-rate program gives them an opportunity to do just that. Take a look at the graphic below to see how the classroom environment has evolved, the threats... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 18, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Today’s schools are technology-rich environments. For example, they have long used internal systems to keep and track a variety of records, including the personal data of their students and faculty. Today, however, that tech infrastructure must be optimized to accommodate the shift to a new digital education model. Teachers are increasingly adopting new digital learning tools, with $9 billion being spent on K-12 digital curriculum tools in 2016. While schools often provide some devices for faculty and students, bring your own device (BYOD)... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
On the anniversary of the World Wide Web release to the public this week, we are taking a closer look at how web use has irrevocably changed and modernized some of the key industries shaping our lives today, and what this change means for our global cybersecurity. [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Networks used by educational institutions benefit from being open and promoting a limitless flow of information and ideas. However, much like the student-teacher relationship, the user-network relationship is one that must be built on trust. The extent of personal information and intellectual data that is often housed on these networks requires a reliable cyber security platform. That’s where FortiSIEM enters the discussion. As an all-in-one platform, FortiSIEM provides networks with the opportunity to rapidly find and fix security threats,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Jul 28, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology