Security & Privacy


Barracuda Upgrades Spam & Virus Firewall

Barracuda Networks has released an upgrade to its Spam & Virus Firewall virtual and hardware-based appliances. The new version 5.1 update extends antivirus support to Microsoft Exchange environments and incorporates a range of other enhancements.

Education Department Computer Glitch Exposes Student Financial Records

A technical malfunction on the United States Department of Education's Direct Loan Web site made the financial records of as many as 5,000 borrowers temporarily available for public view earlier this month.



Stepping Into the Breach

Data breaches are going to happen, regardless of what an institution does. How effectively a school responds may be a more telling indicator of its preparedness.

OpenDNS Deployed by Half of U.S. Universities

Half of America's colleges and universities are using OpenDNS (Domain Name Service) to protect against phishing, botnets, and malware, according to the San Francisco, CA, company.

Blurring the Lines of Network Security

The proliferation of laptops, tablets, and smartphones on campus challenges higher ed IT departments to balance network protection with a culture of openness.

Rave Alert 5.0 Expands Social Media, LMS Support

Rave Mobile Safety has released Rave Alert 5.0, emergency notification software for colleges and universities.

Digital Surveillance on a Budget

The University of Rhode Island is shifting to an IP-based video management system without abandoning its existing analog cameras.

Virginia Community College Adopts SARA for Emergency Notifications

Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) in Roanoke, VA, has deployed Situational Awareness and Response Assistance (SARA) software to send out automatic mass notifications after experiencing three false alarms.

Campus Cards: All That and a Bag of Chips

The latest campus ID cards provide increased security, convenience, and purchasing power--both on and off campus.

Video Surveillance: All Eyes Turn to IP

With analog systems difficult to scale and maintain, many institutions want to transition to IP-based video security systems. Can it be done affordably?