Security & Privacy


NEXThink Delivers System Center 2012 Plug-in for Device Monitoring

NEXThink, whose primary product provides visibility into an IT environment from the end-user perspective, has just released its first native plug-in for Microsoft System Center 2012.

Guardians of the Data

With 1,300-plus databases under its management, the U Massachusetts Medical School has plenty to worry about when it comes to keeping data secure; but this database team has put in place change management practices that go a long way in protecting the resources in its care.



10-Minute Module Teaches Data Security to Users

A company founded by computer science faculty members at Carnegie Mellon University that specializes in developing software-based training recently introduced a new security module that teaches people how to keep data safe when they're working outside of their offices.

Virginia Community Colleges Implement Incident Reporting Platform

Twenty-three community colleges in Virginia have deployed a Web-based software platform to provide a single location for threat assessment, incident reporting, and prevention services.

Edgewave Adds Social Media Monitoring to iPrism Web Security

EdgeWave has added iPrism Social Media Security, a service designed to monitor and control social media interactions, to iPrism Web Security 7.1.

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.