The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on Monday launched a collaborative project to adapt NIST’s digital identity guidelines to support public benefits programs, such as those designed to help beneficiaries pay for food, housing, medical, and other basic living expenses.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on June 6 voted to approve a $200 million pilot project that will take a three-year deep dive into studying the best cybersecurity services and equipment options for K-12 schools and libraries.

Where are the lines being drawn between robots and humans, and looking ahead, how are costs, complexity, sustainability, and potential biases in cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to be managed?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Monday that recent inspections have revealed that more than 70 percent of water systems looked at since September 2023 are in violation of basic Safe Drinking Water Act requirements – thus causing “critical” cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

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cybersecurity, education

California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) has launched Cleared for Success (CFS), a workforce development initiative aimed at bridging talent gaps in the cybersecurity sector.

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Pro-Russia hacktivists are targeting and compromising small-scale operational technology (OT) systems in North American and European critical infrastructure sectors – including water and wastewater systems (WWS), dams, energy, and food and agriculture – according to a joint fact sheet released today by leading Federal cyber agencies.

Cyberattacks against state and local governments can interrupt critical infrastructure, leak sensitive information, and cause significant financial damage. Agencies are using more security tools to thwart increasingly sophisticated attacks, but this has led to a level of complexity that overburdens security teams. MeriTalk recently sat down with Kenny Holmes, cybersecurity senior leader for government and education at Cisco, to discuss how integrated, automated solutions can help analysts quickly detect, prioritize, and remediate threats.

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Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio, is teaming up with education technology company D2L to offer a free cybersecurity course for K-12 school system and technology leaders. The goal of the course is to help school leaders better understand cyber threats and identify key mitigation and prevention steps.

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Security analysts in the education sector must contend with evolving cybersecurity threats despite limited resources. MeriTalk recently sat down with Helen Patton, cybersecurity executive advisor for education at Cisco, to discuss how an open, collaborative approach to threat detection and response can help streamline processes for overburdened security teams.

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