Security & Privacy


Google Docs Restored at Oxford Following Brief Banishment by Security Team

Citing concerns over phishing attacks, University of Oxford's network security team recently took the unusual measure of blocking Google Docs campuswide. The team has since restored access to the service and apologized to end users for the disruption.

North Carolina State Finds Success with GPS Locator To Reduce Bike Thefts

North Carolina State University in Raleigh promotes the use of bicycles among its 34,000 students who travel around on its 1,075-acre main campus and 152-acre biomedical campus, but bicycle theft has traditionally been a problem. Campus police began using new GPS tracking technology from SecurUS as a deterrent.



Omnilert Enhances Emergency Alert Offerings with SMS Inbox

Omnilert has released an SMS Inbox feature for its e2campus and Amerilert emergency alert systems.

ForeScout and AirWatch Tackle BYOD Together

Two network management companies have teamed up to create an approach that lets customers combine network access with mobile device management.

Android Malware Crosses Over to Windows via USB

A new piece of malware discovered by Kapersky Lab uses smart phones to install malware onto Windows-based PCs.

Avast Offers Freebie Endpoint Protection to Schools

To gain traction in the enterprise cyber security market, an endpoint security company has begun granting free licenses for its software to education organizations.

Grand Canyon U Implements Incident Reporting Platform

An Arizona university has deployed an online risk and incident management platform that allows students, faculty, parents, and visitors to report suspicious activities.

Bloxx Web Filter and Secure Web Gateway Now Available as Virtual Appliances

Bloxx, a provider of Web content filtering and email security, has made its Bloxx Web Filter and Bloxx Secure Web Gateway products available as virtual appliances for VMware vSphere.

Fayetteville State U Launches New Mass Notification System

Fayetteville State University has adopted a new mass notification system in an effort to improve communication and emergency preparedness.

2013 Competition Tests Digital Forensics Prowess

An annual online competition sponsored by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) has reopened for the year, to allow students and others to test their abilities in digital forensics, an area of study on how to collect and preserve electronic evidence, recover lost data, and protect networks and computer systems from breaches.