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Strong cybersecurity strategy not a luxury for small business (access required)

After several difficult months plagued by coronavirus, small business owners across the country are preparing for the day they can finally and permanently reopen their doors. The pandemic has seriously impacted the health of businesses everywhere, and for most employers, ...

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Idaho Secretary of State bolsters voting security with Idaho firm (access required)

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In an attempt to improve election security, the Idaho Secretary of State’s office is using software from a Boise company, PlexTrac. “The PlexTrac platform will allow the Idaho SOS cybersecurity team to collaborate effectively across all counties for reporting and ...

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University of Idaho promised $2.5 million for cybersecurity (access required)

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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) and the University of Idaho are partnering on a program to fund cybersecurity education that will help train future workers in the field. SEL and U of I have entered into a rolling five-year agreement, with ...

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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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