cybersecurity, education

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.

The U.S. Department of Education, in coordination with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), officially launched the Government Coordinating Council (GCC) for the Education Facilities Subsector on March 28 to better support K-12 cybersecurity efforts.

Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) has named David Horton vice president for information technology and chief information officer (CIO). The university said that Horton will start the new role on a part-time basis before going full time by June 1.

In a bid to address the statewide teacher shortage, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has launched its Virginia Licensure Online system (VALO). VDOE, which launched the new system late last year, said its goal is to modernize the teacher licensure process and make the application and renewal experience more user-friendly for prospective and current teachers. 

virtual reality

Texas’ San Isidro Independent School District is using funding from the Federal Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant program to bring virtual reality technology into its middle and high school classrooms.

Through a public-private partnership, New York state is using $4 million in funding to develop an Advanced Technology Framework based on foundational and technical skills needed for a successful career in the semiconductor industry.

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