Another Network Outage at Rutgers Leads to Frustration Among Professors and Students

"The attack, which started at about 10 a.m. and lasted into the afternoon, is the fourth to hit the university since November 2014. After last year’s attacks, Rutgers spent $3 million to tighten its security — which is one of the reasons the institution raised tuition and fees 2.3 percent this year, according to NJ.com." | 0 Comments

Thousands of medical devices are vulnerable to hacking

"Thousands of medical devices, including MRI scanners, X-ray machines and drug infusion pumps, are vulnerable to hacking, creating significant health risks for patients, security researchers said this week." | 0 Comments

The Cyber Siege of Higher Education in North America

"A flurry of cyber security incident headlines this summer is illustrating a growing threat facing nearly every higher education institution in North America. Notable incidents included news this spring that Penn State University's entire Engineering School had to be taken offline for an extensive investigation and clean-up of its network and systems. That incident was followed in August with similar news from the University of Virginia (UVA) of a targeted cyber attack against two officials whose work was connected with China." | 0 Comments


Learning Is Not a Spectator Sport

"However, a study published in the Proceedings of the Second (2015) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale shows that this central approach of MOOCs — having students watch to learn — is ineffective. Instead, the emphasis on interactive activities as advocated by Carnegie Mellon University’s Simon Initiative helps students learn about six times more. " | 0 Comments


India Replaces China as Next Big Frontier for U.S. Tech Companies

"American technology companies desperately want to win over people like Rakesh Padachuri and his family." | 0 Comments

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