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University cybersecurity program gets industry input (access required)

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Work is progressing on a cybersecurity education curriculum at Boise State University, where the department recently held a meeting of potential employers to determine what they would need. “The purpose is to work with industry to identify content topics,” said ...

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Cybersecurity 2020: Phishing, ransomware and ‘things’ (access required)

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Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a four-part series on business preparedness for the 2020s. When it comes to cybersecurity, everything old is new again: Hackers are still using fake email addresses to deliver 2014-era malware. Why? Because it ...

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Boise State gets grant for cybersecurity certificate (access required)

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Boise State University has received more than $800,000 from the Idaho Workforce Development Council to help jump-start its cybersecurity certificate. The university first started talking about the 12-credit certificate – a two-semester online program that does not require a computer ...

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Idaho National Laboratory opens new computing, cybersecurity buildings (access required)

IDAHO FALLS – Idaho National Laboratory (INL) formally opened two new buildings that are intended to give students and researchers across the state access to supercomputing and cybersecurity resources. Officialas celebrated the Collaborative Computing Center (C3) and Cybercore Integration Center (CIC) ...

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Local governments learn about cybersecurity protection (access required)

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More than 350 people, ranging from the governor to students, recently attended a free cybersecurity training that emphasized the shared efforts of the public and private sectors. The Fifth Annual Idaho Cybersecurity Interdependencies Summit, held on April 29, was sponsored ...

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Secretary of State enhances voting cybersecurity (access required)

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In an effort to improve voting security, the Secretary of State’s office recently conducted a cybersecurity simulation with Idaho voting officials statewide and is hiring a cybersecurity staffer. The training was paid for through a $3.2 million windfall the department unexpectedly ...

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Boise State to offer less-technical cybersecurity certificate

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Boise State University is developing a cyber- and physical security certificate that isn’t predicated on people being computer scientists or engineers. While the details aren’t finalized, the CPS2ALL certificate, intended for full-time and part-time degree-seeking students, can be earned online, ...

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Cybercriminals targeting accounting and tax professionals

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Early 20th-century bank robber Willie Sutton apocryphally said he robbed banks because that’s where the money was. Using that same logic, cybercriminals are bypassing individual companies, instead hacking accounting and tax professionals. “It is a big concern for us,” said ...

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