Security & Privacy


Southern Wesleyan U Taps SMS Texts for Emergency Warnings

The area of Central in South Carolina, where Southern Wesleyan University is located, has had several tornados during the current school year. Finding out about those in time to get to safety has driven sign-ups to more than half of the student, faculty, and staff population for the campus' opt-in SMS texting service.

Chinese Hackers Targeted U.S. Higher Education

The Shanghai-based Chinese hacker group dubbed "APT1" definitely targeted two higher education institutions in the United States, according to security firm Mandiant, which recently published the widely circulated report "APT1: Exposing One of China's Cyber Espionage Units."



Google Docs Restored at Oxford Following Brief Banishment by Security Team

Citing concerns over phishing attacks, University of Oxford's network security team recently took the unusual measure of blocking Google Docs campuswide. The team has since restored access to the service and apologized to end users for the disruption.

North Carolina State Finds Success with GPS Locator To Reduce Bike Thefts

North Carolina State University in Raleigh promotes the use of bicycles among its 34,000 students who travel around on its 1,075-acre main campus and 152-acre biomedical campus, but bicycle theft has traditionally been a problem. Campus police began using new GPS tracking technology from SecurUS as a deterrent.

Omnilert Enhances Emergency Alert Offerings with SMS Inbox

Omnilert has released an SMS Inbox feature for its e2campus and Amerilert emergency alert systems.

ForeScout and AirWatch Tackle BYOD Together

Two network management companies have teamed up to create an approach that lets customers combine network access with mobile device management.

Android Malware Crosses Over to Windows via USB

A new piece of malware discovered by Kapersky Lab uses smart phones to install malware onto Windows-based PCs.

Avast Offers Freebie Endpoint Protection to Schools

To gain traction in the enterprise cyber security market, an endpoint security company has begun granting free licenses for its software to education organizations.

Grand Canyon U Implements Incident Reporting Platform

An Arizona university has deployed an online risk and incident management platform that allows students, faculty, parents, and visitors to report suspicious activities.

Fayetteville State U Launches New Mass Notification System

Fayetteville State University has adopted a new mass notification system in an effort to improve communication and emergency preparedness.