Metropolitan found out about the breach when it was contacted by a "private information sharing community of trusted research and higher education partners."
In an era when faculty and students often consume and implement cloud services without IT involvement, higher ed institutions need a strategy for the public, hybrid and private cloud.
A research project out of Penn State suggests that companies that reward hackers who uncover vulnerabilities in their systems could improve the discovery process by expanding and adding diversity to their white hat communities.
Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA, has implemented a workflow automation system to streamline the process of approving user accounts for the institution's identity management system.
Washington State University plans to upgrade its broadband infrastructure for on-campus housing with a passive optical LAN solution.
The University of San Diego has gone public with its adoption of a service that standardizes how it protects "privileged" passwords — those used by members of the IT organization, for example, in network administration operations.
Lane College in Jackson, TN has implemented a new enterprise resource planning system to help automate processes and improve registration and admissions services.
Educause has named John O'Brien as its next president and CEO, beginning June 1. O'Brien succeeds Diana Oblinger, who is retiring in May after leading the higher education technology association for 10 years (first as a vice president, then as president).
Mobile dominates the strategic technologies that higher education is paying attention to and likely to invest in for 2015.
Staffing, the use of technology in teaching and learning and sustainable funding head the list of IT concerns for colleges and universities in the new year.