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Universities should look more widely for cyber talent, CISO says

Offering remote work and recruiting workers without cybersecurity degrees can help universities — and government agencies — compete for a limited number of cybersecurity workers in today’s workforce, University of South Carolina Chief Information Security Officer Marcos Vieyra recently told EdScoop. Cybersecurity shortcomings are sometimes framed as an information-sharing problem in which there’s a lack of communication about the threat landscape between organizations, government and law enforcement, Vieyra said. But without resources and experienced staff, organizations can’t protect themselves from threats, he said. Emily Bamforth has the details.

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'Troove' uses dating app-like algorithms to match students and colleges

A new website called Troove wants to match students with the perfect college, using an algorithm similar to those used by dating websites, but accounting for things like class sizes and how easy it is to make friends. Troove.me, launched in October, works by gathering data from current students and alumni to gauge compatibility for potential applicants. Three western New York institutions — SUNY College at Geneseo, St. Bonaventure University and Rochester Institute of Technology — are currently sending out information about the website in their newsletters and other communications as part of a pilot project. Emily has it.

To help student parents, colleges need more data, study finds

Colleges and universities looking to support parents pursuing degrees need to collect more data at an institutional level, the nonprofit Generation Hope declared in a report published last week. Many institutions lack data on educational outcomes, like degree completion rates, for students who are also parents or caregivers, people working in higher education told the advocacy organization in a series of regional focus groups. About 1 in 5 college students are parents and are at much higher risk of dropping out, according to federal data. Check out the full story on EdScoop.

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