Broadband News of Interest - January

Broadband News

Internet articles about education, public safety, healthcare and government in relation to the broadband industry.

Girls Go CyberStart 
A new, innovative cybersecurity training program offered by the SANS Institute offers young women in high school the opportunity to learn basic cybersecurity skills through a no-cost online game of discovery called Girls Go CyberStart. Registration began January 29th and ends on February 16, 2018.  The first 10,000 young women who have registered may play the game online from February 20th through 25th.
Sponsored by SANS Institute and the State of Iowa

Bill updates Iowa's data security protections 
Iowa Attorney General proposed HSB 526 after Equifax data security breach. Requires businesses, nonprofits and other entities hit by hackers to alert consumers and the state.
Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette

Making a connection: Iowa eyeing rural-broadband initiative 
The goal for the new Iowa Broadband Together initiative is to connect and invest in rural Iowa, by making broadband capabilities a reality.|
Source: Clinton Herald

Des Moines-based launches mobile app analytics platform for developers and marketers
Helping companies get more value from their app users with analytics and real-time insights.
Source: Silicon Prairie News

Managing the security risks of virtual reality in K-12 schools 
Commentary: As VR technology evolves, so will the cyberthreats it poses. Establish smart security policies and standards early.
Source: edScoop

Unemployment Rate & High Demand Jobs by Legislative Districts
New interactive maps show Iowa unemployment rates, high-demand jobs by legislative district, filterable by education level or median hourly wage over $15/hour.
Source: Iowa Workforce Development