Security & Privacy


Absolute Software Now Can Automatically Freeze Offline Devices

Absolute Software has introduced the Device Freeze Offline Policy, a new security feature for its Absolute Computrace tracking product for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

Stanford-Hosted Cybersecurity Summit Calls for Government-Private Sector Teamwork

Stanford University, which hosted a White House summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection last week, also witnessed the on-stage signing of a new executive order by President Obama to encourage companies and industries to set up hubs for sharing information.



iboss FireSphere Adds Network Anomaly Monitoring to APT Functions

A security technology company has upgraded one of its tools to flag malware that may already be working inside the network. iboss, which last fall released FireSphere, its advanced persistent threat software, has enhanced it with new functionality.

Report: Need for Privacy Isn't New, but the Need for Help in Sorting It out Is

Could it be that individuals can't be counted on to make the best decisions for themselves since they don't always know the tradeoffs? That's one of the suggestions in an article written by Carnegie Mellon researchers and published recently in Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Marywood U Streamlines Account Provisioning with Tools4ever

Looking for a more efficient way to provision user accounts for its 3,200-plus students, faculty and staff, Marywood University in Pennsylvania has rolled out the User Management Resource Administrator from identity and access management provider Tools4ever.

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Feds Warn of Risks to Sensitive Data on University Servers

The United States Department of Homeland Security is warning universities that their information-filled IT infrastructures might give hackers access to sensitive federal networks.

Dakota State Tops Cyber League Ranking

Students from Dakota State University, in Madison, SD, led the rankings of the National Cyber League, a virtual training ground where college students can develop their cybersecurity skills and test them against each other.

Minnesota School Knocked by Data Breach

Metropolitan found out about the breach when it was contacted by a "private information sharing community of trusted research and higher education partners."

Research Examines Role of White Hat Hacker Community

A research project out of Penn State suggests that companies that reward hackers who uncover vulnerabilities in their systems could improve the discovery process by expanding and adding diversity to their white hat communities.

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Old Dominion U Streamlines Identity Management with Business Process Automation

Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA, has implemented a workflow automation system to streamline the process of approving user accounts for the institution's identity management system.