Security & Privacy


Beleaguered ConnectEDU Faces Data Decision in Bankruptcy Efforts

In an April blog entry on its site, education technology provider ConnectEDU defended the use of data "to progress students toward true success in their education and careers." Now that same company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the end of April, faces the wrath of the Federal Trade Commission, which has publicly expressed concern about how the company will handle the student data it has compiled over the last 12 years of operation.

Indiana U Extends Central Authentication Service

The Central Authentication Service at Indiana University now includes new identity and access management (IAM) features such as two-factor authentication, password policy management and federated identity.



NSA Funds 'Lablets' for Security Research

The National Security Agency is funding the creation of four small laboratories on just as many campuses as part of a new initiative to support the development of programs for security research.

Invincea Launches Free Malware Discovery and Analysis Suite

Invincea has released Invincea Research Edition, a malware discovery and analysis solution for the data forensics and incident response community. It's being offered for free to DF/IR professionals.

A Security Framework Tailor-Made for Higher Ed

This free spreadsheet tool from Educause can help identify gaps in a college or university security profile and kick-start a security conversation on campus.

Carnegie Mellon Research Ties Biological and Computing Networks

A team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers is using a biological model to understand how computer networks might better respond to security assaults.

Google Turns Off Ad Scanning in Apps for Education Permanently

Google today revealed changes to its Apps for Education policies that include permanently disabling scanning in Gmail for its 30 million Apps for Education users and permanently disabling the ability to display ads.

Blackboard Partners With LiveSafe for Mobile Safety

Blackboard and LiveSafe are partnering to bring LiveSafe's mobile safety technology to more schools and students across the country.

6 Ways to Boost Cybersecurity on Campus

While data breaches, phishing schemes, malware and other security challenges pummel campus IT teams, bad user behavior can make the problems much worse. Here's how one university tackles cybersecurity awareness without breaking the bank.

Tripwire Donates Cybersecurity Analytics Cloud Service to Penn State

Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology has received a multi-million dollar donation of software for use in the school's Center for Cyber Security, Information Privacy and Trust.