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8 Reasons Hands-On Learning is Vital to Cybersecurity Education

The coronavirus pandemic forced thousands of students and educators to utilize virtual education. While online classrooms proved beneficial to many students and permitted education to continue during the lockdown, not every subject can be taught effectively online. Some programs require hands-on learning. Cybersecurity education needs hands-on opportunities to improve student understanding of the complex nature …

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Why Hands-On Skills Are Critical in Cybersecurity Education

Merriam-Webster’s defines hands-on learning as: “gained by actually doing something rather than learning about it from books, lectures, etc. : involving or allowing the use of your hands or touching with your hands. : actively and personally involved in something (such as running a business)” While cybersecurity professionals are most adept at understanding what knowledge is needed to execute tasks …

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Everything You Need to Know About Blended Learning

Last year was many things, but we can at least say it was educational. Whether you’ve been managing remote teams, online classrooms, or working solo, the sudden switch to working — and learning — from home has forced us all to adapt.  Organizations are embracing the move to work and learn from anywhere, and perhaps …

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Here are the Skills You Need for a Cybersecurity Career

Traditionally, a four-year college degree has been a non-negotiable requirement for any career in a technological field. However, with the huge increase in demand for cybersecurity professionals, more and more employers are forgoing the need for a college degree and focusing on experience, vocational training, and critical cybersecurity skills. With the change of focus, lets …

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5 Ways Organizations Can Ensure Data Security

The cybersecurity scene is advancing at a fast-paced rate and concurrently, advances in technologies are becoming better at aiding cyber-criminals and hackers to take advantage of data security loopholes. With the continuously growing scale of breaches and cyber threats, these attacks should be a major concern for all organizations. An example of such data security …

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Cybersecurity Training for Employees: What You Need to Know

When it comes to cybersecurity, an enterprise needs to be savvy. Knowledge of cybersecurity and information technology is extremely important because it’s the basis for preventing a cyber breach or attack. Employees should be educated in the realm of cybersecurity (and trained accordingly) because a security threat cannot be avoided or reported if it is …

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Reducing Post-COVID Risks in Digital Education

COVID-19 shifted the way we look at our educational institutions, especially in higher education. The world was already on a path toward more digitization, but the pandemic forced us to adopt new technologies quickly and apply them to our learning environments. It’s safe to say that the abrupt transition to online learning proved to be …

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Asynchronous vs Synchronous Learning: Everything You Need to Know

With the surge in distance learning and remote job opportunities, the popularity of both online learning and the cybersecurity field has increased exponentially. As more and more educational and business needs transfer online, so does the need for cybersecurity analysts who can ensure that the changeover is handled safely and smoothly. Cybersecurity is technology’s fastest-growing …

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Cybersecurity Threats in Online Learning and How to Mitigate Them

The face of online learning has changed hugely in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. At the start of the pandemic, over 1.5 billion students around the world were forced out of the classroom, with schools and colleges pivoting to online learning.  But while online learning comes with a wealth of benefits, such as accessibility …

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3 Benefits of Hybrid Learning

Hybrid learning is a reliable method of teaching for higher education. It combines online and in-person learning as some students watch virtually and others go to the classroom. This dynamic can change or evolve based on each class, which makes it ideal for colleges and universities that have countless classes and majors. The benefits of …

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