Tag: Cybersecurity

PBSC receives NSF grant to expand cybersecurity training

Palm Beach State College will begin offering two cybersecurity college credit certificate programs at the Belle Glade and Loxahatchee Groves campuses this summer to provide access to training in rural communities and to help attract more women and underrepresented minorities into the growing field.
The initiative, dubbed Project CODE (Computer Outreach for Diverse Education), is being funded with a $592,630 grant from the National Science Foundation. Distance learning labs will be outfitted with high-tech equipment at each campus to allow faculty to teach courses remotely. … Continue reading PBSC receives NSF grant to expand cybersecurity training

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PBSC seminar educates crowd on dangers of ransomware

One of the most damaging cybercrimes for businesses to fall victim to is ransomware, according to a United States Secret Service representative who spoke anonymously at Palm Beach State College as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
“Even smartphones can be encrypted with ransomware, and I believe we are going to see more and more of that,” the representative told the crowd of more than 100 at a seminar titled “Cybersecurity is in your hands. What are you going to do with it?” … Continue reading PBSC seminar educates crowd on dangers of ransomware

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PBSC launches new information security website

Cyberattacks are increasing, both in number and sophistication. They’re now the third-largest threat facing the world, following natural disasters and extreme weather, according to the World Economic Forum’s 2018 Global Risks Report.
Therefore, the risks of not securing files is more dangerous than ever, especially for organizations. To help make Palm Beach State College more secure, the College’s Information Security Office, a division of the IT department, has launched a new information security website in conjunction with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. … Continue reading PBSC launches new information security website

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Cybersecurity experts share tips, information at PBSC

Officials from the FBI, Secret Service and top cybersecurity professionals paid a visit to Palm Beach State College Thursday—not to investigate, but to educate.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and these experts participated in a day-long series of lectures and panel discussions on the state of cybersecurity in the nation and the best ways individuals can protect themselves and their data from hackers and identity thieves.
PBSC President Ava L. Parker, J.D. kicked off the Lake Worth campus event, … Continue reading Cybersecurity experts share tips, information at PBSC

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Cyber Battle: Students get ready to take on hackers

From Contact magazine, Winter 2015-16

It’s a worldwide war. Every person, organization and government is under threat of attack, and Palm Beach State College has joined the fight.
Yes, computer hackers are formidable enemies. These faceless criminals permeate the Internet, targeting computers, mobile devices, tablets, networks and cloud-based services — wherever they can wreak havoc with personal information, intellectual property and even the world’s infrastructure.
According to the security company Symantec’s latest report, … Continue reading Cyber Battle: Students get ready to take on hackers

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Cybersecurity lab to prepare students for careers battling hackers

Computer hackers—the secretive, faceless criminals who steal, corrupt and disrupt data and infrastructure—are about to meet their match. The new tools and curriculum for Palm Beach State College’s cybersecurity programs will prepare students to become the cybersecurity professionals the state and nation need.
PBSC’s Cybersecurity Lab, the new command central for hands-on training, will have its grand opening on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at the Center for Bachelor’s Programs building, 4200 Congress Ave. The event starts with a ribbon-cutting at 8:45 a.m. … Continue reading Cybersecurity lab to prepare students for careers battling hackers

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