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Improving Cybersecurity for Iowans

New Cybersecurity Educational Pathways in Iowa

Iowa State University (ISU) partnered with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) and The Iowa Cyber Hub to review educational pathways into cybersecurity. The organizations hosted a workshop in June, inviting businesses and educators across the state. The purpose of the workshop was to determine if there is a gap between cybersecurity needs and those…
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Back-To-School Season is a Great Time to Think About Security

As school starts, there is an increase in the number of attacks that target students, teachers and staff. Attackers use basic knowledge of how several schools function, to help trick users into downloading malware, providing login information, or providing personal and financial information. Many of these attacks are through email and phone. For example, at…
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Do you know who has your data? Do you know what they’ll do with it?

By Dr. Doug Jacobson There is a new cybersecurity event nearly every day. Terms like ransomware, data breach, and threat actors become common to hear, leaving more people wondering what they can do to avoid them. There is a lot of advice on keeping data in your possession safe, but what about the data you…
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Iowa Cyber Hub featured in Iowa Economic Development Manufacturing Strategic Plan

The Iowa Cyber Hub was featured in the Manufacturing Strategic Plan from Iowa Economic Development on page 41. “The Iowa Cyber Hub: A Partnership of ISU and Des Moines Area CommunityCollege (DMACC) to Protect the Nation through Cyber Education & Training “The Cyber Hub, which started as a pilot project between ISU and DMACC, is…
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Governor Reynolds Encourages Iowa High School and College Students to Join Innovative Cybersecurity Competition

“DES MOINES – Governor Kim Reynolds is pleased to announce that Iowa is partnering with SANS to offer the Girls Go CyberStart competition again this year.  Iowa first participated in CyberStart in 2017 and Girls Go CyberStart just one year later.  As a result, several Iowa students received scholarships for advanced education in cybersecurity and…
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Farm Data and Systems Should be Cyber Secure

“The amount of information farmers move around the internet has more than tripled in the last five years, opening up many new tech in the farm operation possibilities, but also creating a need for good cyber security. Having access to data in the cloud over various devices is king, according to Jeremy Hoffmann, Chair of…
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ISU, DMACC partner to beef up cyber security offerings

“A new partnership between Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College seeks to create more pathways for Iowa students to train as cyber security professionals.” Read the full article here: https://businessrecord.com/Content/Tech-Innovation/Tech-Innovation/Article/ISU-DMACC-partner-to-beef-up-cyber-security-offerings/172/834/78846

Two Schools Join to Educate More Cyber-Security Professionals

“Iowa State University and Des Moines Area Community College are joining together to create what they call the Iowa Cyber Hub. Its aim is to increase the number of professionals working in the field of cyber-security.” Read the full article here: https://www.iowapublicradio.org/education/2017-07-25/two-schools-join-to-educate-more-cyber-security-professionals#stream/0