Security & Privacy


Arizona State Hack Brings Online Activities to a Halt

Arizona State University shut down all of its Web services for about two days during January to address a security breach. That included shutting down online classes for the duration of the outage.

Catching Illegal Downloaders

To reduce the illegal downloading of copyrighted material via their networks, colleges are relying on a mix of technology, education, and punishment.



U Hawaii Settles Data Breach Class Action Suit

The University of Hawaii system has settled a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 96,000 students, faculty, staff, and alumni who were part of five alleged data breaches at four institutions between 2009 and 2011.

Brief: CoSoSys Releases EasyLock 2

CoSoSys has unveiled the second version of its enterprise data protection encryption software, EasyLock, which protects files transported on USB flash drives and external hard drives.

SchoolMessenger Acquires Anonymous Communications Provider AnComm

Anonymous communications provider AnComm is being acquired by the parent company of SchoolMessenger, a major provider of notification services for K-12 and higher education.

University of Miami Enhances Campus Security with Video Surveillance System

In a move to enhance safety on campus, the University of Miami has expanded its IP video surveillance system with a new deployment of HD megapixel cameras.

Toshiba Offers First High-Def IP Video Surveillance Camera

A division of Toshiba has introduced its first high-definition surveillance camera.

Genetec Updates Security Platform with Health Monitoring

Network-based security vendor Genetec has done a major makeover of its one-stop security platform.

Missouri State Drops Magnetic Stripe ID Cards

Missouri State University has replaced magnetic strip identification cards containing personally identifiable information printed on the card or available with a card reader with a chip-based card that the university said would be tougher for thieves to infiltrate.

Cooper Notification Updates Alerts with Mobile App and Location Service

Cooper Notification has updated its mass alert system with a GPS locator feature, a mobile app, and the addition of transaction logging and single sign-on.