CYBER.ORG Kicks Off National K-12 Cybersecurity Learning Standards Development

New initiative aimed at bolstering cybersecurity education and increasing the pipeline of cybersecurity talent kicks off with partners from education, government, and industry

CYBER.ORG today announced the kickoff of the development of the K-12 cybersecurity learning standards that can be used in schools and districts around the country. When complete, the standards will help ensure that students not only have a foundational understanding of cybersecurity, but the skills and knowledge they need to pursue cybersecurity careers in greater numbers. CYBER.ORG is convening key stakeholders across education, government and industry to collect input that will increase the relevance and value of the standards. CYBER.ORG plans to release the final standards to the public at the start of the 2021-22 school year, with voluntary adoption likely to begin in states the following year.

State standards are the learning goals for what students should know and be able to do at each grade

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ByteDance kicks ball into Trump’s court by rejecting Microsoft and picking Oracle to partner with TikTok in the US



a man standing in front of a building: The TikTok logo is displayed in front of the short video-sharing app operator’s office in Culver City, California, on August 27. Photo: Agence France-Presse


The TikTok logo is displayed in front of the short video-sharing app operator’s office in Culver City, California, on August 27. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Oracle Corp has won the race to secure TikTok’s American operations, according to multiple reports citing people familiar with the talks, after main rival Microsoft Corp said its offer for the video app had been rejected.

ByteDance’s reported acceptance of Oracle as the operator of TikTok in the US is the culmination of an intensive power play by a number of heavyweight technology companies and their investment backers, the White House and Beijing over the past few weeks.

But the future in the US for the video-sharing app, which has been a viral hit among youngsters globally, remains unclear until it is known for certain that the proposed ByteDance-Oracle partnership will persuade the Trump administration to drop its ban, according to analysts and experts.

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