Security & Privacy


Open to Attack?

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?

CAN2GO Adds EnOcean and ZigBee Wireless Support to Niagara Building Automation Framework

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 SmartCampus 2.0 Gains User Awareness Across Devices

Procera Networks has released a new version of its intelligent policy enforcement (IPE) solution, PacketLogic SmartCampus 2.0.

On the Wire: How Western Kentucky U Manages 40,000 Ports

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.

Report: Only 58 Percent of Higher Ed IT Pros Believe Their Security Policy is Effective

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."

Free BlueSprig App Addresses Mobile Security

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.

U Tampa Data Breach Uncovered by Students

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.

Securing Mobile Devices and Their Data

Security systems are moving front and center as campuses tackle the vulnerability of student- and school-owned mobile devices.

New Study Looks at Risks on Top Web Sites

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.

California University Rolls Out Free Mobile Device Security Software to Students, Faculty

A California university is providing free software to its students, faculty, and staff to keep their mobile devices secure.