Security & Privacy


Data Breach Madness Declares 2011 Winner

A security company that monitors data breaches has compiled the worst incidents from higher ed in 2011.

Carnegie Mellon Mobile App Secures Communications

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a mobile app to help people set up trusted relationships with others on the fly for digital transactions.



Nebraska Community College Adopts SaaS Access Control Management

A Nebraska community college has expanded its deployment of a cloud-based system for access control management to include buildings on three campuses.

'Living Lab' at Arizona State U Provides Testing Ground for Border Homeland, Security Agencies

Government security agencies are using ASU Polytechnic's 'Living Lab' to test ideas aimed at solving the nation's border and homeland security issues.

HP Helps IT Leaders Prioritize Security Risk with New Dashboard

After going on a buying spree for companies in the security space in 2010, HP has begun releasing a new generation of security products based on those acquired technologies.

Cisco Ramps Up Firewall Options

Cisco has introduced a new "reimagined" firewall that adds a level of security smarts that could eventually show up in the company's line of switches and routers, as well as other hardware.

Halon Security Launches Virtual Firewall

A security company based in Sweden has come out with a virtual version of its combination firewall router appliance.

ForeScout Developing Mobile Security Connectors for its NAC

ForeScout Technologies, a security products company, will shortly release a set of plug-ins that help security administrators manage Android and Apple mobile devices and coordinate with mobile device management systems through its network access control appliance.

Wake Forest Researchers Turn to Evolution, Ants To Combat Viruses

A team at Wake Forest University is working on a genetic algorithm to proactively discover more secure computer configurations.

Google's Apps for Education and the New Privacy Policy

Will Google's new privacy policy affect the agreements the company has with universities and colleges? According to Google, the short answer is no, but with a nuance.