Security & Privacy


CMU Research Helps Users Create and Recall 100 Passwords

A small team at Carnegie Mellon is taking a new look at the on-going challenge of enabling people to memorize multiple passwords without recording them in a file or on paper.

NYU-Poly Training Booz Allen Hamilton Employees on Cyber Security

Booz Allen Hamilton is sending its employees to Polytechnic Institute of New York University to earn master's degrees and certificates in high tech fields.



Texas Wesleyan Speeds Backup and Disaster Recovery

Texas Wesleyan University recently moved its backup and disaster recovery processes onto a new storage appliance and gained a reduction in recovery time service level agreements from days to hours.

UC Davis Deploys Mobile Site To Help Students Access Mental Health Services Via Smartphone

Students at the University of California, Davis have a new way to learn about and access mental health services for themselves or friends, thanks to a new Web site at the school.

Rochester Institute of Tech Adopts Student-Created Blue Light Safety App

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has adopted a new safety app developed by students at the New York school.

Minnesota Schools Add Secunia for Preferred Patch Management Software

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is adding a patch management to its system-wide software recommendations.

Carnegie Mellon U, University of Pennsylvania Partner To Secure Commercial Tech for DARPA

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab and the University of Pennsylvania will explore ways to improve the security of commercial projects used by the United States Military, thanks to a four-year $3.9 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

George Mason U Adopts App Edition of Emergency Response Instructions

George Mason University is providing a free app to its campus community intended to help users cope effectively in emergency situations.

West Liberty U Replaces Security Appliance with Cloud

A university in West Virginia has gone public with its use of a cloud-based security gateway from OpenDNS.

Higher Ed Networks 3 Times More Likely To Be Infected

The networks run by colleges and universities are three times more likely to be infected with malware than networks in government agencies or businesses. The EXPIRO family of malware is the most common type of threat experienced by the higher education sector, according to as new report.