Security & Privacy


UC Santa Barbara Cryptologists Vow To Build Stronger Encryption

A University of California Santa Barbara cryptologist has been awarded $499,000 by the National Science Foundation to pursue work related to secret key cryptography.

Encryption and Secure Clouds Receive NSF Security Funding

The National Science Foundation's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program has issued two multi-million dollar awards for multi-institutional projects in cybersecurity.



U British Columbia Opts for DLAN on Emergency Management

In preparation for a major event held at its campus, the University of British Columbia Vancouver opted into a new emergency operations and incident management system.

North Orange County CC 'Regroups' Emergency Messaging

A multi-campus community college in Anaheim, CA has migrated to a new mass communication system to ensure that emergency messages get out in a timely way and through multiple channels efficiently.

Ed Sector Worse than Others in Virtual Machine Security

Nearly every large organization has experienced some kind of "significant" IT security incident in the last year, such as a phishing attack, compliance policy violation or unsanctioned device or application use. These are some of the findings of a research project done by IDG Connect for ForeScout, a company that sells security products.

MIT Adopts Cloud-Based Backup for Users

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has selected an enterprise endpoint backup system to back up the laptops and desktops of faculty, staff and students.

Social Media Tool Monitors for Possible Problems

A technology company in Halifax is testing software that analyzes social media commentary to identify potential risks worth alerting law enforcement and schools about.

Report: 10 Security Functions Coming to the Forefront

Information security in the education segment is becoming more demanding, and as a result the tools and tactics necessary for securing schools is churning. A recent presentation at Gartner's Security & Risk Management Summit laid out 10 "top" technologies and approaches security professionals should consider adding to their security portfolios.

Colgate U Adopts Emergency Coordination Service

A New York university has chosen a Web-based application from a New York vendor to help coordinate response during emergencies.

Report: Importance of Physical Location of Data Diminishing

The physical location of data will become "increasingly irrelevant" over the next few years and will be replaced by other notions of location at most organizations by 2020, according to a new report, "The Snowden Effect: Data Location Matters," by market research firm Gartner.