Security & Privacy


Rave Mobile Dispatch Update Provides Data Integration

Public safety technology company Rave Mobile Safety has updated the service it provides for emergency call takers.

Ole Miss Gives New Safety Alert Option to Students and Staff

The University of Mississippi has begun integrating a new service into its campus safety program that will allow students to communicate more fully with public safety officers in the event of an emergency.



New App Controls Key Use in 'e-Cylinders'

A "smart lock" company has released a programming device for its "smart" keys that lets administrators in charge of access control update credentials via mobile phone.

U Delaware Hack Hits 72,000 Staffers

The University of Delaware is attempting to make contact with 72,000 people whose information was vacuumed up during a recent server hacking.

Student Security Competitions Help Lock Down Careers

To woo young people to the field of cyber security, local, regional, and global competitions give students a chance to test their knowledge and skills in front of the experts.

A Quarter of Higher Ed Transmits Unencrypted Student Data

Should colleges and universities be insisting on the use of encryption for the transmission of sensitive information among its student applicants? That's what one security firm is recommending after doing an informal audit of 162 American institutions, including schools that are part of the Big 10, the Big 8, the Ivy League, community colleges, and technical institutes.

Academic Data Breaches Miniscule Compared with Government, Private Industry

Academia has taken considerable heat over some high-profile data breaches in the last decade. However, a new visualization tool puts those breaches into perspective. Against the background noise of data breaches in government and the private sector, breaches in academic institutions are for the most part invisible.

Stanford U Tells Users To Change Passwords after Hack Attack

Stanford University is working with law enforcement and security consultants to investigate a data breach in its IT infrastructure that appears to have divulged user names and possibly other information.

Identity Management in the Cloud

Identity Management in the Cloud

With students and faculty now accessing applications in the cloud, IT departments should consider the merits of federating, centralizing--and even outsourcing--identity management. The rewards? Greater security, convenience, and lower costs.

Cooper Roam Secure Alert Network Connects to FEMA Alert Systems

Cooper Notification is adding the ability to connect to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Wireless Emergency Alert system and Emergency Alert System through the company's mass notification system, the Roam Secure Alert Network.