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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U.S. Education Department Threatens To Cut Funding To Several CT School Districts

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The New Haven school system has no transgender athletes, according to Mayor Justin Elicker, but the district was among several in Connecticut targeted for funding cuts by the U.S.  Department of Education.

That’s because the district is a member of the Connecticut Interscholatistic Athletic Conference, which prohibits discrimination based on gender identity.

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“It is unethical that the federal government is using extortion to force New Haven to implement a policy that is against our values and against state law,” Elicker said.

If the U.S. Department of Education attempts to withhold funding, Elicker said the city will take legal action.

Officials in New Haven and several other municipalities targeted for potential cuts are in discussions with federal Education Department officials to resolve the issue, he said.

For New Haven, there’s $6 million on the line – the final two

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Trump administration threatens to pull millions in school funding over transgender students / LGBTQ Nation

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is reportedly threatening to pull $18 million in diversity funding from Connecticut schools that refuse to withdraw from the state’s athletic conference that allows transgender students athletes to compete.

The Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education is threatening to withhold the diversity money from three districts in the state that is intended to help schools desegregate. The schools are members of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC), the organization that runs school sports in the state.

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The CIAC is currently being sued by three cisgender students with help from the SPLC designated hate group Alliance Defending Freedom because transgender girls are allowed to compete with their gender in that state. The Department of Education, under Trump, has been supportive of the

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Covid-19 threatens gains in health and education sectors: WB – Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: ‘Human Capital Index’, a new analysis published by the World Bank, says that the Covid-19 pandemic has threatened hard-won gains in health and education sectors over the past decade, especially in poor countries.

Investments in human capital — the knowledge, skills and health that people accumulate over their lives — are keys to unlocking a child’s potential and to improving economic growth in every country, according to the just-published Index.

The Index includes health and education data for 174 countries — covering 98 per cent of the world’s population — up to March 2020, providing a pre-pandemic baseline on the health and education of children.

Most nations made steady progress before pandemic in building human capital of children

The analysis shows that pre-pandemic most countries had made steady progress in building human capital of children with the biggest strides made in low-income countries. Despite this progress and even before

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Pandemic threatens child education, health gains: World Bank

The coronavirus pandemic threatens to erase progress made in the last decade in improving child education and health, particularly in the poorest countries, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

The conclusion comes in the Washington-based development lender’s Human Capital Index for 2020, which ranks countries on how well children are prepared for the future, with an emphasis on factors like schooling and healthcare.

This year’s report shows that most countries, particularly poorer ones, have made steady gains in improving health and education prior to the pandemic.

Despite that, the bank said in a statement a child in a low-income country will likely achieve only 56 percent of their human capital compared to one with access to a complete education and full healthcare.

The indicator purports to measure the level in life that a child born today can hope to reach by age 18.

World Bank President David Malpass told reporters

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Trump Threatens New Haven School Funding Over Trans Athlete Policy

The Trump administration has threatened to cut funding for magnet schools in New Haven, Connecticut, over a state policy that allows trans athletes to compete with others of their gender in the state’s athletic conference.

New Haven school board members said the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights told the district to sign a document requiring them to ban transgender athletes from competing under their own gender.

School board member Ed Joyner said the district plans to fight the move.

“The Office of Civil Rights — I don’t feel comfortable calling them that now — are using this example to take money from us that really, most of it is devoted to academic learning and the resources we need to educate our kids,” Joyner said.

New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker said the board is ready to fight the move.

“This is effectively extortion, where the federal government is

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Brexit Threatens to Strip U.K. Pilots of Right to Fly EU Planes

London Southend Airport After Easyjet Plc Pulls Out Of Hub

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

British pilots already fearing for their jobs as the coronavirus crisis hammers air travel face a new risk as a potential no-deal Brexit threatens to deprive them of the right to fly European Union-registered planes.

With the U.K.’s split from the EU set to be completed on Dec. 31, there’s no agreement in place that would allow aviators holding U.K. licenses to serve the bloc on anything other than British planes. The country’s Civil Aviation Authority has in contrast said it will continue to recognize EU documentation for a further two years.

That’s a particular problem for pilots at airlines such as EasyJet Plc, which has its headquarters in Luton, England, but flies from multiple bases across Europe using three different air-operator certificates.

EasyJet Plc Grounds Fleet, Plans to Build Buffer Against Virus Blow

EasyJet aircraft at London Luton Airport

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Without a reciprocal deal, “there will be consequences for the efficiency of

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