7 Non-Technical Skills Threat Analysts Should …

It’s not just technical expertise and certifications that enable analysts to build long-term careers in cybersecurity.

The unrelenting pace of cyberattacks has created a huge demand for threat analysts. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for these professionals is expected to exceed 32% over the next 10 years. And while the threat analyst position is often the entry-level title among cybersecurity professionals, it is not an entry level job. Analysts need strong IT skills, with a broad understanding of network architecture. Some job postings require security clearances.

Consequently, many new cybersecurity analysts land in the position after having been shuffled over from other IT roles. There simply aren’t enough qualified applicants to poach from other companies or recruit from strong university programs.

But the threat analyst role requires a new set of attitudes, some of which might surprise IT professionals accustomed to a different benchmark for

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Despite Trump’s Threat to Pull Funding, California Proceeds with Anti-Racist School Curriculum

On Monday, California unveiled its “Education to End Hate” initiative, a plan to offer anti-racist training to public school communities. The state is also moving forward with a mandatory ethnic studies curriculum for public schools despite threats made earlier in the month by President Donald Trump to deny federal funding to any schools that teach curriculum based on “The 1619 Project,” a New York Times Magazine feature examining the nation’s anti-Black political history.

While it’s unclear whether California’s new curriculum will actually incorporate “The 1619 Project,” the state’s educational plan seemingly defies the Trump Administration’s recent denunciation of anti-racism and diversity training programs as “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”

The “Education to End Hate” initiative seeks to “empower educators and students to confront the hate, bigotry, and racism rising in communities across the state and nation,” according to a press release from the state’s Department of Education.

The initiative will offer educators

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Cyber agency issues attack alert over ransomware threat to education sector


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The UK’s cybersecurity agency has issued an alert to schools, colleges and universities about an increase in hacking attempts around the start of the new academic year.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned the education sector to be aware of ransomware attacks and urged organisations to follow their guidance on securing their networks.

The centre says it saw an increase in attempted cyber attacks on education establishments in August, often using ransomware which involves the encrypt of data by cybercriminals who then demand payment in exchange for recovery of the data.

The NCSC has encouraged institutions to take immediate steps such as ensuring all data is backed up and copies are stored offline to prevent data loss in the event of an attack.

As part of the issued alert, the NCSC says it has stepped up support for UK schools, colleges and universities, including

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Trump Doubles Down on ‘Patriotic Education’ Pledge After 1619 Project Threat

President Donald Trump doubled down on his pledge to introduce “patriotic education” into American schools at a campaign rally, one week after he threatened to defund schools that planned to include The New York Times‘ 1619 Project in their curriculums.

The commander-in-chief told supporters at his Sunday rally in Henderson, Nevada that he would bring an end to the “radical indoctrination” of students and ensure they were taught to “love our country” and honor U.S. history.

Trump previously called for a “patriotic education” to be restored in the nation’s schools at the end of August. He told reporters at the time that young Americans had been “fed lies” about the country.

Speaking at his Nevada rally last night, the president said: “We will stop the radical indoctrination of our students and restore patriotic education to our schools. We will teach our children to love our country, honor our history,

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