How Colleges Can Use a Purple Team to Improve Cyber Resilience

 A New Mindset Improving Higher Education Cybersecurity

In higher education, effective purple teaming may require a new mindset — and a cultural shift among IT stakeholders.

“If you look at higher ed, there are clearly many internal factions and adversarial dynamics. It may be IT versus security, or there may be departmental politics,” says Will Ash, senior director of U.S. public sector security at Cisco. “Purple teams introduce a culture with a more constant flow of information, with teamwork between these different factions.”

For that to happen, senior leadership must set the tone. The provost, dean and CISO should make clear that security is inherently a collaborative effort. “All the teams need to focus on the higher purpose. They need to understand that the overall goal is to improve the organization’s cybersecurity posture,” Ash says. “Having a purple team in place can help put the collective focus on that goal.”

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Katrina Kaif volunteers at ‘Educate Girls’ NGO to help improve literacy of rural women

Katrina Kaif had recently revealed in an interview with Film Companion how she is trying to be a ‘good samaritan’. Now she posted a series of pictures from her voluntary work for the cause “Educate Girls”. She is now a part of #TeamBalika and has been out interacting with people from the rural area.

Katrina Kaif volunteers for the ‘Educate Girls’ drive

On Katrina Kaif’s Instagram, she posted a couple of photos of her voluntary work. The first picture shows Katrina carrying a toddler (identified as Ayushi going by Katrina’s post) in her arms and both of them are painting blue designs on a house wall. The young girl is actually seen directing the actor on how to paint. 

The next photo is of a large group of young girls and boys dressed in a red t-shirt with white collar and Katrina Kaif is sitting in the middle. She is

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Two SCF Professors Use Grants to Improve Online Education

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Kim Ghiselin, chair of the Mathematics department at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) and Michael Bellissimo, a mathematics instructor at SCF, received minigrants from the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges Foundation to ease the transition of their courses to an online format.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many instructors were required to hold courses online. The minigrants were awarded to help faculty obtain equipment, materials and software that would improve the quality of the learning experience.

Ghiselin’s award supported her efforts to serve different students’ learning styles. She offered downloadable exams for her Pre-Calculus course for students who preferred a pencil-and-paper option. Students returned the scanned tests for credit and feedback.

Bellissimo used his funds to purchase a high-quality document camera that uploads

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As More Schools Move to Hybrid or Virtual Learning, Construct Working with Canvas to Improve Online Learning Experiences for Students and Teachers

With growing emphasis on virtual learning, online program enablement is more important than ever

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As more schools respond to COVID-19 exposure with hybrid or virtual learning this fall, educational technology providers focus on delivering interactive online learning that engages students. That is why Construct, a global leader in learning design, today announced a new case study highlighting how one school district with nearly 20,000 students has moved to 100% virtual learning while maintaining student engagement.

“Our work with Canvas and Construct began several years ago, as we looked for viable solutions to keep virtual classrooms open even when our physical buildings were closed due to wildfires,” said Aaron Ferguson, Distance Learning Design Coach for Oxnard Union High School District. “Little did we know how years of emergency preparedness combined with insights from students and teachers would help us respond

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New Ph.D. program will improve engineering education for all learners

This fall, the College of Engineering launched a Ph.D. in engineering education. The cross-disciplinary program will prepare graduates for research, academic and other demanding careers in engineering education from pre-kindergarten classrooms to workforce development.

For College of Engineering Dean Manos Maragakis, the recent approval of the program by the Nevada System of Higher Education is the culmination of a vision many years in the making.

“Six years ago, working with the College of Education, we began to develop ideas around the question of how do we best teach so that students can learn and retain engineering information, even at the earliest ages,” Maragakis said. “We decided to establish the engineering education program. With Adam Kirn and, later, Kelly Cross, we began laying the foundation for this important program, and we are very excited to see it is now moving to the next level by establishing a doctoral program.”

“Reimagining what

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6 Tucson-area students named to advisory panels to improve K-12 education in Arizona | Local news

6 Tucson-area students named to advisory panels on education

State schools chief Kathy Hoffman selected six Tucson-area students to be members of the 2020-2021 Student Advisory Council and others intended to help improve Arizona’s K-12 education.

Tucson eighth-graders Isabella Alvarez and Jade Leon, ninth-grader Jenine Annett and 12th-grader Elena Durazo were appointed to the student advisory council.

Marana 11th-grader Carlisa Parra was appointed to the Equitable and Inclusive Practices Advisory Council, which includes students, teachers, education stakeholders, business leaders and community members.

Tucson ninth-grader Lexana Echegaray was appointed to the Indian Education Advisory Council, also comprised of students, teachers and the various education stakeholders.

Hoffman created the advisory council as a way to center students’ voices and improve K-12 education in the state, a news release said. Students go through an application process before being selected to represent their schools and students across the state.


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8 ways universities can improve equity and access

This summer, universities around the world planned for an unprecedented back-to-school in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In most universities, centres of teaching and learning are responsible for supporting faculty members’ teaching for more effective student learning and a high quality of education.

Our collaborative research group, based at Université Laval, Concordia University, Florida State University, University of Southern California and San Francisco State University, sought to better understand how universities planned to make sure all students would have access to online learning and be able to participate as courses moved online. Our team met remotely with staff from 19 centres in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Lebanon.

We analyzed publicly shared resources from 78 centres in 23 countries about about how instructors could transform online learning during COVID-19. We also compiled publicly available resources from these centres about ways to address educational equity in

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Google’s big step to disrupt and improve higher education

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  • A small piece of a large cake can be very filling.
  • Fortune favors the brave.
  • Technology has made things easier.

Bob Dylan sang: “For times that are changing.” That’s what I thought when I read that Google announced that they were going to start offering six-month courses to give people the skills to acquire jobs that are in demand. The cost? A staggering $ 300. All I can say is “It was about time.”

Like Alibaba CEO Jack Ma , I started my career as an English teacher. In 2008, I saw the writing on the wall with the change in the market and I reinvented myself. I read, listened, watched, attended, and absorbed every book, CD, and

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Tapping the Power of Data to Improve Community Health | National News

Implementing smart strategies to improve community health requires understanding and targeting all of the social determinants affecting it, from economic and educational opportunity to housing and food security. That requires effective use of data, both to figure out precisely what the risks are and to create targeted interventions that will actually work.

That was the key message emerging from “Assessing the Power of Data to Track Community Health,” a webinar hosted by U.S. News & World Report as part of the virtual Community Health Leadership Forum that began last week. A panel of experts demonstrated the potential of data to identify risks in a given community – around food and housing, for example – and to point the way to effective responses.

Using data to drive decisions allows us to “invest thoughtfully – in the right places, in the right ways – to make real impact for people,” said Trenor

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Colorado Free Application Day aims to improve access to higher education, training | Colorado Springs News

All 32 public higher education institutions in Colorado will waive their application fees for in-state residents Tuesday, saving incoming freshmen and transfer students some hard-earned cash.

The Colorado Department of Higher Education’s third Colorado Free Application Day aims to improve access to higher education and training, the department said in a news release Thursday.

Students can fill out one or more admissions applications to institutions across the state, including public technical schools, community colleges and universities. The CDHE has posted on its website admissions application and fee waiver information for each college and university that will allow students to apply for free on Tuesday only.

The day caps off Colorado Applies Month, a five-week statewide program that encourages high school juniors and seniors, and adults, to select an education or training option best for them, and apply to that program, according to the release.

“Earning a certificate or degree gives

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