Zscaler and New York University Teach Cloud Security Expertise to Cybersecurity Master’s Students

Partnership with Tandon School of Engineering Giving Students Hands-on Experience in SASE and Zero Trust through Zscaler Certifications

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Zscaler, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZS), the leader in cloud security, today announced a new partnership with New York University Tandon School of Engineering and their prestigious Master of Science in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy. The partnership will allow Master’s candidates to gain practical, first-hand knowledge of secure access service edge (SASE) and zero trust best practices using the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange through courses that teach Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) and Zscaler Private Access (ZPA).

Gartner predicted there would be a global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by the end of 2019 and that the COVID-19 pandemic has further escalated the problem. NYU is leading the way to equip students for the real world of cybersecurity by offering progressive curriculum

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Abnormal Security and Microsoft Team Up to Deliver AI-Driven Security

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 14, 2020–

Abnormal Security, a leader in protecting large enterprises from cybersecurity attacks, announced a global strategic alliance with Microsoft to deliver comprehensive security solutions to enterprises. Starting today, customers can purchase Abnormal’s security offering directly from Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace.

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The Abnormal Security cloud email security platform completes Microsoft 365 deployments by using AI to compute a deep understanding of the people in the enterprise. Abnormal’s anomalous behavior detection is the most effective way to detect account compromise and stop socially engineered email attacks such as business email compromise. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Abnormal Security is one of the only cloud-native security platforms that dozens of Fortune 1000 companies trust to protect their cloud environments. Abnormal’s data science approach enables customers to easily deploy behavioral AI to stop the world’s most sophisticated phishing, fraud and social

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I Saw How 9/11 Changed National Security. Let’s Hope COVID Does This For Education.

My daughters know only a post-9/11 world. They don’t blink when asked to put items from their pockets into a bin so they can pass through a magnetometer at a sporting event. They know that surveillance cameras are pretty much everywhere. They wouldn’t dream of putting more than 3.4 ounces of liquid into their airplane carry-on. They accept these as norms because they know nothing different. 

They weren’t yet born on this day, 19 years ago, when terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and a remote field in Shanksville, PA. They didn’t feel the pain of learning

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Offensive Security Opens the Door to Security and Penetration Testing Skills Development with New Proving Grounds Training Labs Products

Offensive Security, the leading provider of online hands-on training and certification for information security professionals, today introduced new products to the Proving Grounds family of training labs — PG Play and PG Practice. The new labs are designed to allow security and IT professionals to learn hacking techniques, sharpen their security and pentesting skills, and get a sense of the experience of being enrolled in OffSec’s sought-after certification programs.” data-reactid=”20″Offensive Security, the leading provider of online hands-on training and certification for information security professionals, today introduced new products to the Proving Grounds family of training labs — PG Play and PG Practice. The new labs are designed to allow security and IT

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Florida’s Guardian program short $5 million for school security

The money was reallocated by the state of Florida as funding needs changed with COVID-19.

TAMPA, Fla. — After the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, state lawmakers allocated $67 million to make sure every school had armed security as part of the statewide Guardian program.

Money not spent the first year was carried over to 2020, but then came COVID-19, and unspent funds intended for future training and to keep the program running this year and beyond suddenly disappeared.

“It was on the governor’s veto list,” said Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, who chairs the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission. “There was about $41.5 million dollars of the initial $67 million that was still sitting there on June 30 of this year and the state took that money back and, in essence, defunded the Guardian Program.”

So what does that mean for keeping school campuses safe

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