Security & Privacy


Northwest Florida State College Data Breach Compromises 300,000 Students and Employees

In a recent data breach at Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) the personal information of nearly 300,000 people, including 200,000 who may have had no connection to the school, was stolen.

Video Surveillance Security by Exception

With a video security system that automatically detects the unusual and allows the monitoring company to communicate in real time with those responsible, this technical institute can barely remember the last time it suffered vandalism or a break-in.



Bloxx Updates Real-Time Web Filter

Bloxx, a company that produces Internet, email, and media filtering tools, has released an updated version of its Bloxx Web Filter for North America.

Prince George's Wins NSF Grant To Spread Security Education in Community Colleges

Prince George's Community College in Largo, MD has received a continuation of National Science Foundation funding to continue expanding its cybersecurity outreach and develop faculty capabilities.

Higher Ed Information Security Council Contest Seeks Student Videos

EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council have launched a cyber security video competition for students.

QR Codes: A Back Door for Malware

Prevalent on many campuses, QR codes are an open invitation to mobile malware. Protecting campus constituents comes down to a combination of education and technical safeguards.

Virginia College Deploys Anonymous Incident Reporting Tool

A Virginia community college has implemented a new Web-based incident reporting platform through which students, faculty, and visitors can anonymously report concerns such as bullying, hazing, and cheating.

ForeScout Network Access Control Extends McAfee Security Visibility

Security firm ForeScout Technologies has expanded its functionality to work with security products from McAfee.

Sans Digital Offers High-Performance 6G RAID Enclosures

Storage vendor Sans Digital is shipping a new 16-hard drive bay direct attached storage array that includes a controller card for managing a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) that offloads RAID calculations from the computer or enclosure to the dedicated RAID engine to speed up performance.

MIT Auto-Sensing System Maps Emergency Sites

Researchers at MIT have developed the prototype for a "wearable sensor system" that can create a digital map of an environment as the person wearing the system moves through the building.