Cybrary Survey Finds Cybersecurity Skills Gap Threatens Job Effectiveness Amidst Increasing Global Cyber Attacks

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cybrary, the world’s largest online cybersecurity career development platform, today released the findings from the “Cybrary Skills Gap Research Survey and Report,” which examines the current challenges, perceptions, and impacts of the cybersecurity skills gap faced by IT and security teams worldwide. The survey questioned respondents about the employer contributions towards their skill development, their level of personal commitment to growing their skills, and the current level of organizational support and opportunities offered for skill development.

Cybrary surveyed over 800 IT and security professionals varying in experience, ranging from system admins to CISOs, to gather their industry insights and discovered that:

  • 68 percent of respondents report investing their own free time, outside working hours to improve their cyber skills;
  • Nearly 3 out of 4 respondents agree that skill gaps exist on their teams;
  • 65 percent of managers agreed
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ExxonMobil Expands Agreement with Global Thermostat, Sees Promise in Direct Air Capture Technology

  • Joint development effort advances breakthrough technology and ways to bring it to scale

  • Technology removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

  • Direct air capture technology recognized as an important tool to achieve negative emissions

ExxonMobil and Global Thermostat have expanded their joint development agreement following 12 months of technical evaluation to determine the feasibility and potential scalability of Global Thermostat’s technology that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the air.

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“ExxonMobil’s scientists continue to research technology options aimed at reducing emissions at scale, which are key to achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement,” said Vijay Swarup, vice president of research and development for ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company. “Our work with Global Thermostat has shown promising signs in the development of direct air capture technologies that could be brought to scale. We look forward to seeing how

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Global Life Science Academic and Non-Profit Partnering Deal Terms and Agreements Directory 2014-2020

The “Global Academic and Non-Profit Partnering Terms and Agreements 2014-2020” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Global Academic and Non-Profit Partnering Terms and Agreements 2014 to 2020 report provides a detailed understanding and analysis of how and why companies enter Academic and Non-Profit partnering deals. These deals tend to be multicomponent, starting with collaborative R&D, and proceed to commercialization of outcomes.

This report provides details of the latest Academic and Non-Profit agreements announced in the life sciences since 2014.

The report takes the reader through a comprehensive review Academic and Non-Profit deal trends, key players, top deal values, as well as deal financials, allowing the understanding of how, why and under what terms, companies are entering Academic and Non-Profit partnering deals.

The report presents financial deal term values for Academic and Non-Profit deals, listing by headline value, upfront payments, milestone payments and royalties, enabling readers to analyse and benchmark

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Case Western Reserve University achieves apparent global first with mixed-reality education during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

The signature HaloAnatomy mixed-reality software for the Microsoft HoloLense kept 185 first-year medical students from coming to campus.

CLEVELAND — As the world pivoted to life at home amid the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine found an innovative way to engage their students.

For the first time ever, an all-remote anatomy course was unveiled using the University’s signature HoloAnatomy mixed-reality software for the Microsoft HoloLense. This enabled 185 first-year medical students to take the course entirely from home. 

Data reflected in a survey of the students from the course show that an overwhelming majority of those students across the U.S. and Canada preferred the remote course and believe they can effectively learn anatomy via the mixed-reality application.

“This really does have global implications for how education is delivered,” said Interactive Commons’ Faculty Director and professor of radiology at Case Western Reserve University School of

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Predictiv AI Inc. and Sigfox Canada Agree to Enter into Global Sales Channel and Technology Integration Partnership for ThermalPass

Sigfox is the world’s leading Internet of Things (IoT) service provider and first global 0G network operator. The agreement will see Predictiv AI and Sigfox Canada collaborate on integrating Sigfox connectivity into the ThermalPass. This will enable highly dependable data transfer through ThermalPass at a remarkably low cost on the Sigfox Canada network, which is designed to meet the requirements of mass IOT applications. This enhanced functionality will position ThermalPass to generate monthly recurring revenue by offering a multitude of enterprise scenarios.

In addition to the technology integration, Sigfox Canada will become a global non-exclusive sales distributor and will promote the ThermalPass offering to other Sigfox Operators in more than 70 countries. ThermalPass is a medical grade, sensor-based temperature scanning system developed to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Sigfox global 0G network has more than 16,000,000 registered devices on the network communicating close to 1 billion messages per

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Citi and Citi Foundation Expand Global Job Skills-Building Initiative to Improve Employability and Economic Opportunity for Underserved Communities

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Citi and the Citi Foundation today announced an expansion of the global Pathways to Progress initiative, led by a Citi Foundation investment of $100 million to improve employability and economic opportunity around the world.

Through Pathways to Progress, young people become equipped with the skills and confidence they need to make a positive impact in their lives and their communities, and also access employment opportunities to succeed in rapidly changing economies.

Since 2014, the Citi Foundation has invested approximately $200 million globally in Pathways to Progress programming. By 2023, the Citi Foundation expects to cumulatively impact over a million young people around the world with a total investment of $300 million. In the U.S., the program has served approximately 100,000 Black and Latinx youth over the past three years, and expanded efforts will focus more intently

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Mars Appoints Dr. Maria Velissariou as Global Corporate R&D Vice President and Chief Science Officer

Dr. Velissariou was with the Institute of Food Technologists before joining Mars and serves on the board of directors of the Chicago Council for Science and Technology.  

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mars, Incorporated announced today the hiring of Dr. Maria Velissariou as the new Global Corporate Research & Development (R&D) Vice President and Chief Science Officer. Dr. Velissariou joins Mars on Sept. 13 and will lead Mars’ enterprise-wide approach to Quality and Food Safety, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs and deliver Mars’ R&D strategy in partnership with its business segments. Dr. Velissariou will report into Jean-Christophe Flatin, President of Innovation, Science, Technology & Mars Edge and will partner with the existing Mars Chief Science Officer and Vice President of Corporate R&D, David Crean, as a transition to his retirement in April 2021.

Most recently, Dr. Velissariou was the Chief Science and Technology Officer at the Institute of Food

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Mars Welcomes Dr. Maria Velissariou as New Global Corporate R&D Vice President and Chief Science Officer | News

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Mars, Incorporated announced today the hiring of Dr. Maria Velissariou as the new Global Corporate Research & Development (R&D) Vice President and Chief Science Officer. Dr. Velissariou joins Mars on Sept. 13 and will lead Mars’ enterprise-wide approach to Quality and Food Safety, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs and deliver Mars’ R&D strategy in partnership with its business segments. Dr. Velissariou will report into Jean-Christophe Flatin, President of Innovation, Science, Technology & Mars Edge and will partner with the existing Mars Chief Science Officer and Vice President of Corporate R&D, David Crean, as a transition to his retirement in April 2021.

Most recently, Dr. Velissariou was the Chief Science and Technology Officer at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), where she oversaw science, technology, and policy strategies, advocated for the science of food, and partnered with stakeholders across industry, academia,

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HICOOL Global Entrepreneur Summit and Entrepreneurship Competition Concludes with Business Fest in Beijing

BEIJING–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After rounds of intense contests starting from May 15, the HICOOL Global Entrepreneur Summit and Entrepreneurship Competition (HICOOL) concludes on September 12 in Beijing.

Themed “Envision Your Future”, the summit consists of award ceremony, signing ceremony of HCOOL Business School, HICOOL Service Manager and Industrial Park signing ceremony, dialogues with renowned entrepreneurs and investors, and presentations from industry giants and start-ups. The summit also has an interactive exhibition area that promises the visitors an immersive experience of cutting-edge technologies.

Cooperating with world’s top investors, businesses and academic institutes, HICOOL has developed an entrepreneurial ecosystem, facilitating global entrepreneurs to impact the future.

Entrepreneurship competition: 10 million RMB (USD 1.4 million) of direct investment available for winning projects

After rounds intense competition, 100 contestants from over 2000 projects to receive prize at the Award Ceremony on September 12.

Forums: Star investors discussing trends of entrepreneurship

The summit is joined

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Laureate Education to Sell Walden University to Adtalem Global Education

BALTIMORE, Sept. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Laureate Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: LAUR) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will sell Walden University to Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE).  

Walden University is a regionally accredited higher education institution in the United States offering online doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s, and graduate certificate programs.

Adtalem Global Education is a leading workforce solutions provider and the parent organization of Chamberlain University, Ross University School of Medicine, and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, EduPristine, and OnCourse Learning.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Laureate, Eilif Serck-Hanssen, said, “Walden University was a pioneer in distance education, and today – 50 years later – it remains a leader in digital learning in higher education. We are incredibly proud of Walden’s

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