Security & Privacy


Fayetteville State U Launches New Mass Notification System

Fayetteville State University has adopted a new mass notification system in an effort to improve communication and emergency preparedness.

2013 Competition Tests Digital Forensics Prowess

An annual online competition sponsored by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) has reopened for the year, to allow students and others to test their abilities in digital forensics, an area of study on how to collect and preserve electronic evidence, recover lost data, and protect networks and computer systems from breaches.



Western Connecticut Uncovers Security Hole; 234,000 Have Data Exposed

Western Connecticut State University has begun the arduous process of notifying its campus community by mail about a data exposure that lasted for more than three years.

IBM Adds Security, Mobile, and Other Trending Topics to Academic Program

In response to a growing and changing skills gap, IBM has introduced what it's calling the "largest expansion" of its Academic Initiative since the program began in 2003.

CoSoSys Rolls Out Mobile Device Management for iOS and Android

CoSoSys has added Mobile Device Management (MDM) for iOS and Android as a new module for its data loss prevention product, Endpoint Protector 4.3.

Sinclair CC Managing BYOD with Enterasys Technology

Sinclair Community College, a long-time customer of Enterasys Networks, has implemented an identity and access management application from the company to support its bring-your-own-device program.

Fischer Offers Free Shibboleth Hosting to Higher Ed Organizations

Fischer International Identity is offering free access to its cloud-based Shibboleth Identity Provider system for qualified higher education institutions.

Chowan U Shifts ID Cards to Blackboard Transact

Chowan University, home of the "Hawks," has introduced the HawksCard, a new ID card for its 1,300-plus students.

Facebook Donates $250,000 to U Alabama, Birmingham To Fight Malware

The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research (CIA|JFR) has received $250,000 from Facebook for its efforts to international cybercriminals.

Northwest Florida State College Data Breach Compromises 300,000 Students and Employees

In a recent data breach at Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) the personal information of nearly 300,000 people, including 200,000 who may have had no connection to the school, was stolen.