Tag Archives: Cyber security

Password education should be age-appropriate: here’s how

Our set of best practice principles should help adults to teach the principles to children in an age-appropriate way. Shutterstock

Our set of best practice principles should help adults to teach the principles to children in an age-appropriate way. Shutterstock Karen Renaud, Rhodes University and Suzanne Prior, Abertay University Children are increasingly being exposed to, and using, technology from a very young age. This has never been more true than in 2020 when the vast majority of children worldwide have …

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Universities are a juicy prize for cyber criminals. Here are 5 ways to improve their defences

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Universities worldwide are a growing target for hackers. A July 2020 report by cybersecurity company Redscan found more than 50% of UK universities recorded a data breach in the previous 12 months. More recently, a data breach has affected 444,000 users of ProctorU. Universities, including several Australian ones, use this online tool to supervise students sitting exams from home. Personal records from ProctorU …

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