Greenville Technical College had traditionally funded its central IT infrastructure projects through the school's internal budget. Databases, servers, firewalls, and wireless technologies were all taken care of out of pocket. That changed in 2010 when the need arose for a more robust wireless setup to replace an existing WiFi hotspot system that was reserved only for common areas.
An emphasis on the open sharing of ideas makes higher ed more vulnerable to network attacks than corporations. How can schools mitigate the risks while still preserving their academic freedom?
SCL Elements and Tridium, the developer of the Niagara Framework software platform for managing diverse building systems, have teamed up to add support for EnOcean and ZigBee wireless communication protocols in Niagara-based systems.
Procera Networks has released a new version of its intelligent policy enforcement (IPE) solution, PacketLogic SmartCampus 2.0.
Thirty-two percent of IT professionals say that data loss is their top concern, according to CDW Government's (CDW-G) "2012 Data Loss Straw Poll."
The IT team at Western Kentucky University manages 40,000 ports on 700 switches across five campuses. Network Services Manager Jeppie Sumpter said it was a "fairly manual process" until a couple years ago. Dian Schaffhauser explains how the team automated most of that process.
A company that addresses mobile security has released a free security app and location tool that lets the user track down the whereabouts of his or her smartphone and wipe data remotely from its memory.
A data breach discovered in mid-March at the University of Tampa has pushed the Florida institution to enlist credit reporting agency Experian to monitor the credit records of those affected.
Security systems are moving front and center as campuses tackle the vulnerability of student- and school-owned mobile devices.
Barracuda Labs recently released results from a study it conducted on risks consumers face on the Web, which found that every day a top site delivers malware.