Security & Privacy


Dakota State Tops Cyber League Ranking

Students from Dakota State University, in Madison, SD, led the rankings of the National Cyber League, a virtual training ground where college students can develop their cybersecurity skills and test them against each other.

Minnesota School Knocked by Data Breach

Metropolitan found out about the breach when it was contacted by a "private information sharing community of trusted research and higher education partners."



Research Examines Role of White Hat Hacker Community

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.

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Old Dominion U Streamlines Identity Management with Business Process Automation

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.

U San Diego Tightens Access to Privileged Passwords

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.

Stanford Hosting White House Cybersecurity Summit

Stanford University will be hosting a White House summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection next month.

U Central Florida Wins Cybersecurity Cup for Participation in Multiple Challenges

The University of Central Florida has won the 2014 Collegiate Cybersecurity Championship Cup.

U Delaware To Adopt Contactless ID Cards

The University of Delaware will issue new ID cards to students for an initiative dubbed "contactless" in an effort to improve security and reliability of campus access systems.

Security Seals on Web Sites Improve Donations, Say Rutgers Researchers

Non-profits — including institutions of higher education — may be losing out on potential donations by not using a secure Web site to accept those.

Research: Standard Response in Data Breach May Not Be Best

People whose personal information has been exposed may distrust the response of the organization where the data breach occurred if it looks like the response is too generous. In fact, two researchers from the University of Arkansas suggested, throwing money at a data breach may make the fallout worse.