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More education options key to building cybersecurity workforce

Universities need to offer more options for students interested in cybersecurity careers, experts said during a "Hack the Capitol" event last week. Derek Eichin, the lead research analyst at the Air Force’s chief data office, said that the cybersecurity field's needs are outpacing how quickly a student can earn an advanced degree. Requiring a four-year degree in cybersecurity can also bar workers with relevant backgrounds — like in law enforcement — from easily shifting careers. Benjamin Freed explains.

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3 new apps developed by university students

College students are building apps to address the needs they see in their communities. For example, four University of Mississippi students recently won prize money for developing a marketplace app specifically for college students, requiring a university email address to log in. The app allows students to buy or rent items from each other. Colin Wood reports.

NIST gives agencies new guidance to prepare for next SolarWinds-like hack

NIST updated its guidance for agencies and organizations looking to acquire and use software, with the goal of protecting against cybersecurity threats in the supply chain. The new publication is in compliance with a 2021 executive order, following the late 2020 SolarWinds breach which highlighted cybersecurity risks from third-party providers. Billy Mitchell reports on FedScoop.

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