Security & Privacy


U San Diego Tightens Access to Privileged Passwords

The University of San Diego has gone public with its adoption of a service that standardizes how it protects "privileged" passwords — those used by members of the IT organization, for example, in network administration operations.

Stanford Hosting White House Cybersecurity Summit

Stanford University will be hosting a White House summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection next month.



U Central Florida Wins Cybersecurity Cup for Participation in Multiple Challenges

The University of Central Florida has won the 2014 Collegiate Cybersecurity Championship Cup.

U Delaware To Adopt Contactless ID Cards

The University of Delaware will issue new ID cards to students for an initiative dubbed "contactless" in an effort to improve security and reliability of campus access systems.

Security Seals on Web Sites Improve Donations, Say Rutgers Researchers

Non-profits — including institutions of higher education — may be losing out on potential donations by not using a secure Web site to accept those.

Research: Standard Response in Data Breach May Not Be Best

People whose personal information has been exposed may distrust the response of the organization where the data breach occurred if it looks like the response is too generous. In fact, two researchers from the University of Arkansas suggested, throwing money at a data breach may make the fallout worse.

Suffolk U Adds Data Colocation for Disaster Recovery

Boston's Suffolk University has entered a multi-year agreement for colocation of data to safeguard against disaster.

Berkeley Breach Hits 1,600, Costs $150,000 so Far

The University of California Berkeley has gone public with details regarding a data breach that affected 1,600 people when servers in its real estate division were hacked.

U North Carolina Chapel Hill Turns to Mobile App for Campus Safety

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has deployed a security app in an effort to help protect its 41,000 students, faculty and staff.

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Jefferson College Cuts Help Desk Requests with Identity Management System

A new identity management system at Jefferson College gives users access to their accounts through a single sign-on Web portal and lets them reset their own passwords, resulting in a significant reduction in help desk requests.