Security & Privacy


9 Worst Campus Safety Grant-Writing Mistakes

With competition for grant funds fiercer than ever, institutions can't afford to make a single blunder in pursuit of funds for campus-safety initiatives.

Google Looks To Protect Online Reputations

Google has launched a free suite of tools designed to help individuals protect their online reputations by identifying and dealing with disparaging or confidential information posted about them.



PC Growth Slows While Security Software Surges

While worldwide shipments of personal computers are expected to climb in 2011, that growth will be slower than previously expected. Meanwhile, according to new research, IT security is seeing a surge following a sharp drop in 2009.

ForeScout Virtualizes NAC Appliance

A company with a security appliance for network access control has just released a version that runs in virtual environments. ForeScout Technologies, which sells CounterACT in appliance form, is now making the same functionality available as a virtual appliance for VMware.

UC San Diego Hospital Uses Cloud for Trauma-Related File Transfer

A university hospital in Southern California has begun using cloud computing to receive imaging work from a remote hospital to expedite the treatment of trauma patients.

Upper Iowa U To Install 'Intelligent' Emergency Lighting System

A Fayette, IA-based university with about 6,800 students is implementing a new feature that will light up escape routes in stairways in the event of an emergency.

Alpha Intros Digital Signage Management Software

Alpha Video and Audio has unveiled a digital signage software solution that offers active rights management, multimedia creation tools, and the ability to manage signage applications on thousands of displays through a Web-based interface.

D-Link Builds Out Network Line with Switches and IP Cameras

D-Link has let loose a flurry of new network products, including a wireless access point, surveillance cameras, switches, and software--some of which are available now and others to appear over the next several months.

Columbia College Ramps Up Crisis Management

South Carolina's Columbia College has adopted an application for maintaining plans related to emergency management.

Laplink Releases Encryption Utility; Free for a Day

A company best known for its computer data transfer software has launched a utility for doing data encryption on PCs.