Security & Privacy


Wake Forest Researchers Turn to Evolution, Ants To Combat Viruses

A team at Wake Forest University is working on a genetic algorithm to proactively discover more secure computer configurations.

Google's Apps for Education and the New Privacy Policy

Will Google's new privacy policy affect the agreements the company has with universities and colleges? According to Google, the short answer is no, but with a nuance.



JVC Launches Camera Capable of Recording in Total Darkness

JVC has released the TK-T8101WPRU, a new analog bullet camera with integrated IR LED technology for use in various lighting situations, including complete darkness.

Barracuda Integrates Cloud-Based Security Management with NG Firewall Appliance

Barracuda Networks has integrated its cloud-based Web filtering and security service, Barracuda Web Security Flex, with its firewall appliance, Barracuda NG Firewall.

Student-Invented Mobile App Could Replace Security Access Badges

A team of student entrepreneurs from the University of Utah has developed a virtual alternative to the electronic ID badge used for security access.

New Carnegie Mellon Program Developing Next-Gen Chief Security Officers

Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has begun taking applications for a new program designed to turn experienced IT people into super-security experts and C-level IT executives.

Arizona State Hack Brings Online Activities to a Halt

Arizona State University shut down all of its Web services for about two days during January to address a security breach. That included shutting down online classes for the duration of the outage.

Catching Illegal Downloaders

To reduce the illegal downloading of copyrighted material via their networks, colleges are relying on a mix of technology, education, and punishment.

U Hawaii Settles Data Breach Class Action Suit

The University of Hawaii system has settled a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 96,000 students, faculty, staff, and alumni who were part of five alleged data breaches at four institutions between 2009 and 2011.

Brief: CoSoSys Releases EasyLock 2

CoSoSys has unveiled the second version of its enterprise data protection encryption software, EasyLock, which protects files transported on USB flash drives and external hard drives.