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Developing Safer Mining Down Under

No one can deny mining is a dangerous occupation, but the University of Adelaide will lead a new national mining research and training center utilizing advanced technologies that will help to shape the future of Australia’s mining operations. The Austr …

Security Education for Deaf HS Students

A nationwide, high school level cybersecurity curriculum for students who are deaf is now in development by the Center for Cybersecurity Research and Education (CCRE) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). The program is being developed unde …

Cybersecurity Development Program for Manufacturing

There is a huge shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the manufacturing sector and a new workforce development program for is making a move to create awareness, opportunities and pathways to careers in the sector. MxD released the program that is …

Cybersecurity Beats Farm Living

Logan Carpenter teases his co-workers when they complain about work. Growing up in rural Madison County, Virginia, he worked on a chicken farm through high school and took up landscaping and painting jobs on the side. After tending to poultry, performi …

Hazards of Robots Working with Humans

There is no doubt the increased use of robots that work alongside humans brings new occupational safety hazards, but the problem is there’s not much data available on how to mitigate risks. A little bit of clarity may shine through as the Washington st …

Opportunity to Create MBA Security Program

As more people are learning about the cybersecurity needs of users, experts are finding a lack of educational opportunities. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to help solve that problem. With that, DHS is seeking proposals from accredited …

Grant Awarded for New Cyber Techniques

Yanfang (Fanny) Ye, assistant professor of computer science and electrical engineering at West Virginia University, earned the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in support of her work to enhance the security of cyberspace.Source: WVU As …

Iowa State Wins Data Mining Competition

A team from Iowa State won and international data mining competition. From left, Yueying Wang, Xingche Guo, Yifan Zhu and Qinglong Tian, all statistics Ph.D. candidates at Iowa State University, react to winning the 20th annual Data Mining Cup.Source: …

Protection Against Network, Social Attacks

There is no hiding from the growing breadth and depth of hacks, breaches and assorted other technology-enabled attacks. In fact, in a 2018 report, The White House Council of Economic Advisers placed the costs of “malicious cyber activity” to the U.S. e …

Program to Train Cyber Professionals

With cybersecurity professionals at a severe shortage, there is at least one new plan to help reduce the issue a bit. That is because there was a five-year, $4.63 million award from the National Science Foundation granted to enable a multi-disciplinary …

Students Reach Next Round in Cyber FastTrack

In a huge effort to increase the amount of cybersecurity professionals, 2,400 students were notified Wednesday they reached the Cyber FastTrack scholarship round where they compete for $2.5 million in scholarships for studies at their colleges and for …

KU Garners Funding to Hike IoT Security

More and more people interact with the Internet of Things (IoT) in daily life. IoT includes the devices and appliances in homes – such as smart TVs, virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or learning thermostats like Nest – that connect to the Internet …

Missouri S&T Cybersecurity Accreditation Renewed

Missouri University of Science and Technology received re-accreditation as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R). This designation puts Missouri S&T in an elite group of universities that m …

Guide to Assessing IoT System Security

The practitioner’s guide lays out a diagram of the security maturity model.Source: IIC By Gregory Hale Security in the evolving Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)-laden manufacturing automation sector means there is a need to understand differing are …

TÜV Launches Cybersecurity Certification

TÜV Rheinland launched a new personnel certification program Wednesday to address the demand for cybersecurity expertise in the operational technology (OT) and industrial security sector. The new Certified Operational Technology Cybersecurity Professio …

Good Grades for Security Master’s Program

Graduates Lieutenant Mark Mulla (left) of the New Orleans Police Department and Lieutenant Marina Turner (right) from the United States Coast Guard stand with Michael Wallace (center), director of Tulane’s Emergency and Security Studies.Source: Jennife …

Automating Cyber Detection

Oregon State University College of Engineering assistant professor Yeongjin Jang builds automated systems for detecting and repairing weaknesses in software and devices vulnerable to hacking.Source: Johanna Carson There are two types of hackers out the …

Trying to Build a Cybersecurity Workforce

A team from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, was named the Brookhaven Lab local winner of the 2018 U.S. Department of Energy CyberForce competition hosted on Dec. 1. Left to right: Anna Staats, Seamus Burke, Kevin Bilzer, Charles Nicholas …

Students Win Hackathon by Keeping It Simple

Data Science student Hannah Peterson and hacking partner Luyanda Mdanda took top prize with their new healthcare mobile app, TimER.Source: Lisa Petrillo/Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute, UC San Diego Luyanda Mdanda thought of his native Africa, and cl …

Security Apprenticeship Bill Introduced

The Cyber Ready Workforce Act bill would instruct the Department of Labor to help start up a cybersecurity apprenticeship grant program. As detailed by the bipartisan bill, introduced by Congresswoman Jacklyn Sheryl Rosen, signed by Democrat and Republ …

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