Josiah Dykstra, deputy technical director for cybersecurity operations at National Security Agency (NSA), USA, speaks to Education Times on why cybersecurity education is critical What has been your experience of working in the still niche field of cyber security? The field of cyber security has been rapidly growing and evolving for several decades. This parallels the development and widespread adoption of digital technology, for which threats have emerged and protection is required. During my undergraduate education, I became fascinated with the challenges and opportunities for protecting digital networks. I pursed graduate education and work experiences across the sub-disciplines of cyber security, including malware analysis and vulnerability analysis. What will be the role of cyber security in future workplaces? Almost everything we do today has a cyber security component to it. That's why cyber security education is so critical. The demand for skilled cyber security experts in … [Read more...] about Students must spark interest in cyber studies, says NSA official
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March 1, 2019, 5:53 PM GMT By Suzanne Gamboa SAN ANTONIO — Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro has said the first thing the United States needs to do is to make sure it is the smartest nation on earth. The way to be the smartest, the former San Antonio mayor and Obama administration housing secretary has been saying in Iowa and other states, is for the nation to start early by investing in pre-K education. Castro’s signature achievement as mayor or of San Antonio was getting voters to approve a one-eighth cent sales tax increase to pay for a full-day, quality pre-K program. He led the nation’s seventh largest city from 2009 to 2014. Having made Pre-K 4 San Antonio (known as Pre-K 4 SA) happen, Castro pledged at his Jan. 12 speech announcing his 2020 run that as the nation's chief executive, he would make "pre-K for the USA" happen. Early childhood education hasn’t generally been a top issue in presidential campaigns. In 2016, college debt … [Read more...] about Can Julián Castro make education his issue in the crowded 2020 presidential field?
New year, new state laws.A slew of new state laws take effect with the turn of the calendar — ranging from minimum wage changes to pink hunting gear to a mandatory cursive writing curriculum. One state will even begin paying people to relocate for remote work.A few of the more notable changes: Minimum wages will increase At the start of the new year, 19 states and 21 cities will increase their minimum wage, according to the National Employment Law Project. About 17 million people from New York to California will have received pay bumps, the project estimates, once additional minimum wage increases are phased in throughout the year. Illinois hunters can wear bright pink Hunting enthusiasts in Illinois have a new wardrobe choice. In addition to bright orange, hunters can wear bright pink in 2019 to meet safety requirements during gun deer seasons.The bill passed unanimously in both state … [Read more...] about 2019 welcomes pink hunting vests in Illinois, cursive writing in Ohio and other new state laws
MANGALURU: City lad Prathyush S Poduval has made the country proud by bagging a silver medal in the International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA- 2018), held in Beijing, China. Pratyush is a former student of the Centre for Advanced Learning (CFAL), and is one among five students who participated from India, and the only person from south India. There were 214 students competing, including from countries which are highly advanced in astrophysics, astronomy and space sciences, such as USA, Russia and China. Around 40 countries participated in the olympiad. Overall, India bagged 3 silver and 2 bronze medals. Prathyush is one among five students who participated from India, and the only person from south India. He is the son of Sunitha P Poduval and Prasanth S Poduval, an employee at MRPL. Severine Rosario, principal of CFAL, Mangaluru, said on Tuesday that Prathyush is a motivated student who looks for challenges beyond the school curriculum. He is a self-directed … [Read more...] about Astronomy Olympiad: Mangaluru boy bags silver in Beijing
Gallery School cooks from Norse preparing meals in a kitchen. Picture: lee Blanchflower Blanc Photography 2013 Being adaptable and offering interesting as well as healthy school dinner options to children will be key to maintaining their uptake in Norfolk, a catering boss has said. Children tucking into a healthy lunch at St Williams School, Thorpe. pic taken 29th sept 1986 c12714 pic to be used in edp dml 21st sept 2011The country is preparing for National School Meals Week (November 12 to 16), which aims to change perceptions around school meals and celebrate the people who provide them.The catering arm of Norwich-based facilities group Norse serves daily meals in schools and academies with some 39,200 students, and provides more than 25,000 primary school meals in Norfolk and Suffolk every day.Figures from Norse show that the average take-up of paid school meals among key stage two pupils (aged seven to 11) among the schools it serves is 23pc, while some 70pc of key … [Read more...] about Exploring the past, present and future of school dinners in Norfolk