Security & Privacy


PortalGuard Now Compatible with Office 365

PistolStar is now integrating its user authentication product PortalGuard with Office 365, letting admins verify and secure identities on the cloud storage platform, and retrieve lost passwords.

In Case of Crisis Mobile Safety App Now Available Through Blackboard Mosaic

In Case of Crisis, a mobile safety app from Irving Burton Associates, is now integrated into Mosaic, Blackboard's app platform.



U New Hampshire Partners for Statewide Public Safety Datacasting

The University of New Hampshire is working with New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV) and the New Hampshire Department of Safety to roll out a statewide public safety datacasting service.

Report: Central Admin Largest Security Risk for Higher Ed

Maintaining security on campus may at times appear to be an intractable problem. Yet, a recent survey by the security-focused SANS Institute suggests that some schools may be bringing on their own problems.

Emergency Preparedness Goes Mobile at Providence College

This fall, students, faculty and staff at Rhode Island's Providence College will receive real-time emergency plans and procedures via mobile device thanks to In Case of Crisis, an emergency preparedness app from Irving Burton Associates.

X-Factor Adds Mobile and Non-Carrier Devices to Notification Service

A company producing a mass notification service that can deliver an emergency alert to almost any endpoint on the network has updated its feature set to include a mobile alert agent too.

Report: 75 Percent of Mobile Breaches Result of App Misconfigurations by 2017

Three-quarters security breaches originating on mobile devices will be the result of application misconfigurations by 2017, according to a new forecast by market research firm Gartner.

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.