Security & Privacy


Suffolk U Adds Data Colocation for Disaster Recovery

Boston's Suffolk University has entered a multi-year agreement for colocation of data to safeguard against disaster.

Berkeley Breach Hits 1,600, Costs $150,000 so Far

The University of California Berkeley has gone public with details regarding a data breach that affected 1,600 people when servers in its real estate division were hacked.



U North Carolina Chapel Hill Turns to Mobile App for Campus Safety

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has deployed a security app in an effort to help protect its 41,000 students, faculty and staff.

identity management

Jefferson College Cuts Help Desk Requests with Identity Management System

A new identity management system at Jefferson College gives users access to their accounts through a single sign-on Web portal and lets them reset their own passwords, resulting in a significant reduction in help desk requests.

Splashtop, Soliton Partner on Secure Remote Desktop Appliance

Splashtop, a provider of cross-device computing and collaboration solutions, has partnered with IT security provider, Soliton, to develop the Soliton SecureDesktop appliance.

Let's Encrypt Could Secure All Web Sites Free and Easily

By next summer, every Web site could start encrypting its communications free and easily. That's the idea behind a new consortium effort.

Research: People Ignore Security Warnings through Habit

An experiment at Brigham Young University in Provo found that users "routinely ignore security warnings."

Campus Physical Security Spending To Top $1.1 Billion Within 4 Years

Annual expenditures on surveillance and access control systems in education will reach more than $1.1 billion by 2018.

Hewlett Grants $45 Million to Berkeley, MIT, Stanford for Cyber Security Policy Work

A private foundation is getting into the field of cyber security with $45 million in grants for three institutions that will use the funding for new initiatives to spark analysis of cyber security policies.

U.S. Students Rule in Annual Student Cyber Security Challenge

For the sixth year in a row Carnegie Mellon's students dominated the scoreboard for Capture the Flag at last week's 11th annual New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering Cyber Security Awareness Week.