Penetration Testing Company, Cyber Security Services, Launches Free Pentest and Risk Assessments for Higher Education

prnewswire | February 17, 2020

Today's threat landscape has brought the critical need for data security front and center. Stepping up to meet this challenge is Cyber Security Services, a cyber security consulting firm and risk assessment company, which announced today the launch of its new free service aimed at protecting nonprofit organizations from a data breach. The company, a party-neutral entity, will now offer complementary penetration testing to any nonprofit or not-for-profit Higher Education institution, to determine where it might be most vulnerable. Nonprofit Chief Information Officers (CIO) are now able to request a free penetration test (also called a "pentest"), designed to safely exploit their network and web application to identify vulnerabilities. Delving deeper than a vulnerability scan, a pentest functions just as an outside intruder might and exposes valuable insights into areas where your network or technology might be at risk. Cyber Security Services will determine the least probable access points that might be used to gather intelligence and result in the greatest potential impact on data integrity.

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Unstoppable Domains Partners with City of Miami to Offer Free Web3 Education for Miami Citizens

Unstoppable Domains | June 18, 2022

Unstoppable Domains, the leading Web3 digital identity platform and NFT domain name provider with 2.4 million registered usernames, has partnered with the City of Miami's Venture Miami team to accelerate its local Web3 education effort. Venture Miami will host its "Miami for Everyone" Web3 education event from June 17-19, 2022 at Miami Dade College. The event will provide an inclusive and engaging environment for the community of Miami to learn about Web3, while giving skilled participants the opportunity to leverage their expertise to create social impact through Web3 and traditional technologies. Along with a full day of workshops catered towards people of all ages, levels, cultures, and skill sets, Miami for Everyone will feature a hackathon as well as networking opportunities. Each guest at "Miami for Everyone" will receive a $50 credit towards a NFT domain courtesy of Unstoppable Domains. In English and Spanish sessions, Unstoppable Domains will guide attendees through the process of creating a wallet, claiming their NFT domain, and keeping their wallet safe. Attendees will be taught how NFT domains can act as their digital identity, unlocking exciting opportunities across Web3. Students at Miami Dade College also have access to free NFT domains through Unstoppable Domains' university partnership network. "Unstoppable Domains is pleased to support the great city of Miami on its mission to become the most Web3 and crypto-friendly city in the world, We believe that access to free education and resources, including NFT domains, are key to unlocking the power of Web3 innovation and ownership." -Sandy Carter, SVP and head of business development at Unstoppable Domains. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez assembled the Venture Miami team with the goal of making Miami the "capital of capital" with an economy that focuses on innovation, technology, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Venture Miami supports regional collaboration amongst other local governments, economic development agencies, and organizations. It also providers support for founders, connects talent to jobs, and bridges connections between new-to-market technologies and the existing innovation ecosystem. "We are excited to have partners like Unstoppable Domains offer greater accessibility into Web3 technologies, and look forward to the resources they will provide to our Miami Tech ecosystem," - Erick Gavin, Executive Director of Miami Ventures. This is Unstoppable Domains' second ever city-wide domain giveaway. Recently, Unstoppable Domains partnered with Access Abu Dhabi, an organization that supports the expansion of women and minority-led businesses, to offer free domains to more than one million women residing in the UAE capital. ABOUT UNSTOPPABLE DOMAINS Founded in 2018, Unstoppable Domains is an NFT domain name provider and digital identity platform working to onboard the world onto Web3. Unstoppable Domains offers NFT domains minted on the blockchain that give people full ownership and control of their digital identity, with no renewal fees. With Unstoppable Domains, people can replace lengthy alphanumeric crypto wallet addresses with a human-readable name and log into and transact with more than 200 apps, wallets, exchanges and marketplaces. The company was named by Forbes as one of America's Best Startup Employers in 2022. ABOUT VENTURE MIAMI Venture Miami is a portfolio team that was assembled by and reports directly to City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. The mission and goal of the Venture Miami team is to make Miami the "capital of capital" with an innovative technology ecosystem and economy that delivers for everyone. Our five pillars are (1) provide concierge support for funders & founders. (2) connect talent to jobs. (3) meaningfully promote diversity, equity & inclusion. (4) bridge connections between new to market entities and the existing innovation ecosystem. (5) support regional collaboration amongst other local governments, economic development agencies & organizations.

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King’s College International School Bangkok Selects Juniper Networks to Build an Experience-First Campus

King’s College International School Bangkok | May 30, 2022

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, announced that King’s College International School Bangkok (King’s Bangkok), a leading education provider for local and international students, has selected Juniper’s wired, wireless and security solutions to power its campus networking experience. With a secure AI-driven network, the school can provide enhanced teaching and learning experiences for staff and students, especially as onsite learning resumes and enrollment continues to grow. As the first King’s College School Wimbledon International School in South East Asia, King’s Bangkok’s mission is to become one of Asia’s leading educational institutions. With almost 1,000 students on campus and growing, King’s Bangkok aims to develop independent enquirers by offering individualized care and a variety of experiences designed to help students excel. To deliver on its commitment to providing high-quality, innovative and secure learning for its teachers and students, the school partnered with Juniper to build a robust AI-driven campus network to enable rich and reliable digital learning experiences. In line with its goal of creating a wireless-first network campus, King’s Bangkok has deployed Juniper Wireless Access Points along with the Juniper Mist Wireless Assurance service, providing staff, students and guests with access to seamless high-speed and reliable connectivity anytime, anywhere. Juniper’s EX3400 and EX2300 Ethernet Switches, as well as the Juniper Mist™ Wired Assurance service, underpin this connectivity by bringing insight into user and device experiences while simplifying the management and operation of the wired network. This helps the school meet the demands for increasing numbers of connected devices and network bandwidth demands as more students access digital learning tools across the campus. To better support the school’s lean IT team, the Juniper Mist Cloud Services will streamline the deployment and management of King’s Bangkok campus fabric, while Mist AI simplifies operations and improves visibility into the performance of connected devices. This is significant to King’s Bangkok, which could see up to thousands of connected devices from mobile phones to tablets to laptops at once. The campus is also required to comply with GDPR and PDPA laws from the United Kingdom and Thailand respectively, making data protection the utmost priority. King’s Bangkok places a huge emphasis on safeguarding its students from malicious websites and content. The deployment of Juniper’s SRX1500 Services Gateway will serve as the campus’ perimeter firewall, supporting next-generation firewall capabilities. With a secure, high-performance network powered by automation and Mist AI, King’s Bangkok has solidified its position as a leading education provider in Thailand, providing students, staff and guests with seamless connectivity around campus. Supporting Quotes: “Through our partnership with Juniper Networks, King’s Bangkok is able to deliver on our commitment to providing innovative and secure learning experiences for our students and teachers. Our school aims to be forward thinking and Juniper, with its cloud and AI-driven solutions, offers our IT team more flexibility and ensures always-on wireless connectivity throughout the campus. As we anticipate the school’s enrollment to grow over the next few years, we are confident that Juniper has helped us build a scalable network that will only continue to create superior digital learning experiences for Thailand’s brightest minds.” - Dion Norman, Director of Information Communication Technology, King’s College International School Bangkok “We are honored that King’s College International School Bangkok has chosen Juniper to deliver a world-class education experience in this vibrant and rapidly developing nation. With AI-driven automation and insight, the school’s IT team can focus on priority tasks allowing for more seamless and cost-effective IT operations. We are confident that our experience-first approach to networking will accelerate the school’s AI-driven enterprise journey, all while ensuring that teachers and students receive the best possible education experience.” - Perry Sui, Senior Director, ASEAN & Taiwan, Juniper Networks Juniper Networks is dedicated to dramatically simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. Our solutions deliver industry-leading insight, automation, security and AI to drive real business results. We believe that powering connections will bring us closer together while empowering us all to solve the world’s greatest challenges of well-being, sustainability and equality. Juniper Networks, the Juniper Networks logo, Juniper, Junos, and other trademarks listed here are registered trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and other countries. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Level Access Launches Accessibility Education Platform to Deliver Self-Sufficient Compliance to Businesses

Level Access | May 25, 2022

Level Access, the global leader in digital accessibility, today announced the launch of its all-new learning platform, Access Academy. The Access Academy platform serves to help organizations improve accessibility processes without disrupting product roadmaps. Users learn the skills they need, in a non-disruptive manner, to solve their real-world accessibility problems. The integrated training platform includes advanced features like weekly live training sessions, role-based learning paths, and tailored learning. Level Access emphasizes the importance and advantage of creating and expanding equitable digital experiences from the inside out. Access Academy is positioned to be the industry's most engaging platform to deliver digital accessibility training with demonstrable learning retention to organizations and businesses. The platform also seamlessly integrates with accessibility auditing and monitoring tools, empowering teams of all sizes to address shortcomings while building the knowledge and skills required to create truly inclusive experiences. "Our mission is to support the accessibility initiatives of organizations and ultimately create a world where digital systems can be made readily accessible to users with disabilities, Level Access guides organizations to attain compliance while bolstering equity. Accessibility is complicated and can be difficult to learn and apply to practice. Access Academy makes accessibility topics approachable, using proven training and learning practices to ensure retention and applicability to users' day-to-day jobs. With Access Academy, businesses can become self-sufficient, achieving mastery of their own digital accessibility efforts. We are thrilled for the launch of our new training offering and what it means for creating all-inclusive digital experiences." -Tim Springer, CEO of Level Access. From the initial steps of web and mobile app development, the guided planning and self-paced training courses available across Access Academy will help all members of an organization, from designers and developers to product owners and marketing professionals, organically identify what aspects of their digital interface need immediate attention, create a training roadmap, and inevitably develop a workforce confident in their knowledge and skills. Access Academy provides comprehensive training tools and programs that empower accessibility experts, product owners, and development leads in organizations of all sizes to improve accessibility processes and meet compliance, including: Self-paced training courses covering a broad range of topics, including laws and regulations, mobile accessibility, testing tools, and assistive technologies. Guided planning and development of your training road map to build the most impactful training program for your organization's credentials and certifications. Role-based learning paths for all members of an organization, from product managers and developers to designers and marketers. Microlearning modules present key concepts as bite-sized content that keeps learners engaged and reinforces training from full-length courses. Tailored learning credits that can be purchased in advance and redeemed to customize your training and meet your organization's needs. Weekly live training and Q&A opportunities on a broad range of accessibility topics. Opportunity to avail of tailored live training sessions for your organization. Reporting and alerts provide insight into how individuals and teams are progressing in their skill development. Review program performance, gather feedback, optimize, and automatically alert users of completion. Badges and certification for LinkedIn profiles and certification exams for professional development. About Level Access Level Access provides industry-leading and award-winning digital accessibility solutions to over 2,000 corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions. Level Access's mission is to achieve digital equality for all users by ensuring technology is accessible to people with disabilities and the growing aging population. Founded in 1997, Level Access has an unparalleled history in helping customers achieve and maintain compliance with the full scope of accessible technology regulations and standards including the ADA, WCAG, CVAA, AODA, EN 301 549, and Section 508. Delivered through a comprehensive suite of software, consulting services, and training solutions, the company's solutions ensure customer's web, desktop, mobile, and electronic document systems are accessible to everyone. Level Access is endorsed by the American Banking Association, named a White House "Champion of Change" in 2014, and multi-year repeat winners on the Inc. 5000 list of fast-growing companies.

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Altium, IPC Education Foundation, and Arduino Announce Student Electronics Design Competition

Altium. | August 19, 2022

Altium LLC, the leading printed circuit board (PCB) design software company, is partnering with the IPC Education Foundation (IPCEF) and Arduino to launch the second annual student electronics design challenge. This competition aims to engage, educate, and enhance PCB design capabilities while developing STEM solutions to environmental challenges. The electronics design challenge is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their talents and gain real-world experience. The Innovation for Environmental Change 2022 International Student Design Competition (#PCBeTheChange) engages student teams to help address common environmental concerns using Altium’s educational tools with Arduino hardware. Over 17 countries submitted entries to last year's competition, which addressed various local environmental issues, including city traffic, shoreline erosion, bushfire detection, honey bee endangerment, and more. Teams will use Altium Upverter Modular PCB design software and the Arduino Portenta H7 to create prototype designs that will improve the environment in each team's respective local area. The teams will be challenged to tackle one or more environmental concerns, such as air pollution, water quality, and solar energy capture. As Yu Hu, head of Arduino Education, elaborates, “At Arduino, we believe that it is very crucial to empower the scientists and engineers of the future to address the common challenges of our time by using technology for the benefit of many. Last year’s entries showed an amazing combination of ingenuity, curiosity, and technical skills in their designs, and we’re excited to see what new and innovative STEM solutions the teams will submit this year.” Participating teams will enter the design challenge while harnessing Altium Upverter Education and the Upverter Modular tool. Altium features multiple educational initiatives designed to support high school STEM teachers and students, along with programs to support college students and industry professionals. “It was fascinating to see 87 teams from around the world participate, leveraging the printed circuit board design knowledge they had learned from Altium’s Upverter Education, to address important environmental issues. We are excited to see more unique designs from this year’s contestants and are honored to again have the opportunity to provide the curriculum and tools students need for the contest. Rea Callender, vice president of education at Altium. Winning teams will be eligible to win cash prizes for each category: high school and college: $1500 (1st prize), $750 (2nd prize) and $500 (3rd prize), free access to IPC APEX EXPO in San Diego, California from January 24-26, 2023. Designs will be displayed at the IPC Design Booth; awards will be presented at the IPC APEX EXPO STEM Outreach Event. Charlene Gunter, senior director of IPCEF shares, “We believe that opportunities and experiences like this will allow students to gain awareness and access to the electronics manufacturing industry and in turn help them reach their career goals. This collaboration with Altium, Upverter Education, and Arduino showcases our mutual goals of engaging and educating students in PCB design, and we look forward to seeing the creativity and solutions the teams will create this year.”Open registration for the design challenge is available now via Upverter Education and runs through Monday, October 3. Teams must submit their designs online by Friday, November 18. Competition winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 14, followed by virtual presentations for the first place and runner-up entrants. About Altium Altium, LLC (ASX:ALU) is a global software company headquartered in San Diego, California, accelerating the pace of innovation through electronics. For over 30 years, Altium has been delivering software that maximizes the productivity of PCB designers and electrical engineers. From individual inventors to multinational corporations, more PCB designers and engineers choose Altium software to design and realize electronics-based products. About Upverter Education Upverter Education, launched by Altium in September 2020, is addressing an important societal need by empowering STEM educators teaching engineering, electronics design, and robotics with free essential tools and classroom resources. The program has been honored with multiple awards, including the EdTech Breakthrough Award, for Best Engineering Learning Solution and the Gold STEVIE® American Business Award, further validating Altium’s innovative approach to supporting STEM education. About IPC Education Foundation (IPCEF) The IPC Education Foundation creates awareness of the careers the electronics manufacturing industry has to offer students in high school and college by providing them with opportunities to access people, courses, and knowledge through key programs: 1) The IPC Student Chapter program provides scholarships, industry-standard education, industry connections, and access to hands-on competitions, especially with the support of industry experts and professionals; 2) IPC Video Subscription Libraries provide access to industry-relevant content to students in high school and college, and 3) a variety of engagement initiatives like in-person/virtual events, webinars, and classroom activities. About Arduino Arduino is the leading open-source hardware and software company in the world. Born to provide an easy-to-use platform for anyone making interactive projects, Arduino has reached a growing community and adapted to new needs and challenges, branching out into products for IoT, wearables, 3D printing, and embedded environments. As of today, the Arduino community included approximately 30 million active users.

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