Security & Privacy


Radboud U Adopts New Identity Management Software for 25,000 Students

Radboud University has turned to identity management software to gain control over user access to network resources, including secure data.

Carnegie Mellon To Host Security Contest for Middle and High School Students

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 Tests Mobile App for Building Access

Vanderbilt University recently experimented with the use of smartphones as a mechanism to unlock access on campus.

SchoolDude's CrisisManager Brings Safety Plans to User Devices

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.

U Arkansas Adds Mobile Safety App

The University of Arkansas is adding a new app to its safety arsenal.

U Wisconsin Adopts 100Gb Packet Filtering

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has gone public with its choice of switch technology to perform packet filtering and traffic aggregation on its research network.

Verint Situation Management Security Platform Expanded

A company with a public safety situation management platform is expanding that with the addition of technology for access control and mobile reporting and response.

UCSB Security Researchers To Help Too-Trusting Smartphone App Users

Little is known about the "trust relationships" that exist among users, the smartphone platform and the surrounding ecosystem, including smartphone apps and the app markets. But a research team at the University of California Santa Barbara has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to research the topic.

Gartner: Mobile Apps Open to Security Exploitation

Between device loss or theft, idle malware introduced via smartphone update requests, rogue hotspots and poorly-coded apps, IT leaders in education need to start girding themselves for an onslaught of security threats related to the mobile devices carried by students and staff. According to Gartner, over the next year and through the end of 2015, more than three-quarters of mobile apps will fail "basic security tests."

College Students Have Chance To Improve Cybersecurity Skills With Competition

The National Cyber League will offer colleges the opportunity to participate in games and labs to improve students' cybersecurity skills.