Ratings of the security risks associated with smartphone apps affect users' decisions whether to install those apps, but information about the safety of an app is more effective than information about its risks, according to researchers from Purdue University.
Brown University and State University of New York Oswego have each adopted a new mobile security platform to protect students on campus.
The firewalls and intrusion protection systems in use by educational organizations to protect their enterprise networks may not be keeping up with the new security demands of virtualized data centers.
Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University has implemented a systems management appliance to help the school's five-person IT team install and update software to ensure all of its computers are up-to-date with the latest patches.
The University of Baltimore has adopted an access control system that uses new card readers and smart cards for its 6,500 students.
Radboud University has turned to identity management software to gain control over user access to network resources, including secure data.
The second annual picoCTF competition dares students in grades 6-12 to "reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt or do whatever it takes" to solve computer challenges.
Vanderbilt University recently experimented with the use of smartphones as a mechanism to unlock access on campus.
Education technology company SchoolDude has entered the school security segment with the launch of CrisisManager, an application that allows administrators to make emergency plans available on users' iOS and Android mobile devices.
The University of Arkansas is adding a new app to its safety arsenal.