Security & Privacy


U Maryland Scrutinizes Computer Changes with Triumfant

The University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies has put in place a program that monitors computers for changes to attributes in order to detect possible security breaches.

Georgia Health Sciences U Launches Virtual Private Network for Researchers

The College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Health Sciences University is home to a new virtual private network (VPN) created specifically to help universities and private researchers share data related to patent-pending antimicrobial technology.



Augmenting the Campus IT Budget

Greenville Technical College had traditionally funded its central IT infrastructure projects through the school's internal budget. Databases, servers, firewalls, and wireless technologies were all taken care of out of pocket. That changed in 2010 when the need arose for a more robust wireless setup to replace an existing WiFi hotspot system that was reserved only for common areas.

Open to Attack?

An emphasis on the open sharing of ideas makes higher ed more vulnerable to network attacks than corporations. How can schools mitigate the risks while still preserving their academic freedom?

CAN2GO Adds EnOcean and ZigBee Wireless Support to Niagara Building Automation Framework

SCL Elements and Tridium, the developer of the Niagara Framework software platform for managing diverse building systems, have teamed up to add support for EnOcean and ZigBee wireless communication protocols in Niagara-based systems.

Procera SmartCampus 2.0 Gains User Awareness Across Devices

Procera Networks has released a new version of its intelligent policy enforcement (IPE) solution, PacketLogic SmartCampus 2.0.

Report: Only 58 Percent of Higher Ed IT Pros Believe Their Security Policy is Effective

Thirty-two percent of IT professionals say that data loss is their top concern, according to CDW Government's (CDW-G) "2012 Data Loss Straw Poll."

On the Wire: How Western Kentucky U Manages 40,000 Ports

The IT team at Western Kentucky University manages 40,000 ports on 700 switches across five campuses. Network Services Manager Jeppie Sumpter said it was a "fairly manual process" until a couple years ago. Dian Schaffhauser explains how the team automated most of that process.

Free BlueSprig App Addresses Mobile Security

A company that addresses mobile security has released a free security app and location tool that lets the user track down the whereabouts of his or her smartphone and wipe data remotely from its memory.

U Tampa Data Breach Uncovered by Students

A data breach discovered in mid-March at the University of Tampa has pushed the Florida institution to enlist credit reporting agency Experian to monitor the credit records of those affected.