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Sophos Security announced that it has published new research, The Sophos Security Threat Management Report Update. The report says that while there has been a vast drop in the number of new viruses and worms being written, the decrease been over-shadowed by increases in other types of malware, as cyber criminals turn their attention to stealing information and money.

The Verizon Foundation announced its sponsorship of ISTE’s first Digital Equity Summit: Critical Dimensions and Solutions. The summit, held during NECC, was designed to give local, state, national, and international leaders in educational equity and technology a deeper understanding of the effects of inequitable student access, how to apply scalable proven solutions, and teach participants how to build networks of collaboration to fulfill digital equity commitments. Verizon also promoted the MarcoPolo Program, a Verizon Foundation flagship program that helps teachers prepare students for success in the 21st century.

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