Security & Privacy


Arkansas Community College Students Help Campus Install Emergency Call Boxes

A community college in Arkansas has given a group of its students the chance to gain experience with an on-campus project to put up new emergency call boxes. The work took place at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope and saved the institution "thousands of dollars."

Arkansas Community College Students Help Campus Install Emergency Call Boxes

A community college in Arkansas has given a group of its students the chance to gain experience with an on-campus project to put up new emergency call boxes.



U South Carolina Aiken Adds 911 Pinpoint Service

Recently, to improve emergency response, the University of South Carolina Aiken implemented a "911 Pinpoint" service.

Video Surveillance Company Issuing Security Grants to Colleges

Colleges short on funds but seeking a way to ramp up video surveillance at their locations may want to go after one of the grants being issued over the next year by Video Insight.

MacBook Webcams Vulnerable to 'Peek' Hacking

The National Security Agency may not be the only ones peeking into our activities. A recent research project at Johns Hopkins University has shown that unauthorized users can hack into internal webcams on certain classes of Apple computers to disable the green light that tells us when the webcam is in use.

Emergency Management Increasingly Dependent on Mobile Use

The use of mobile devices for all activities computing-related has also driven an evolution in emergency management in education. According to the Tomi Ahonen Almanac, the average user checks his or her mobile phone 150 times per day. That puts the smart device on the front lines of communication for crisis situations. In Case of Crisis, a company with a mobile app that lets organizations maintain and distribute role-based emergency information in a mobile format, has identified four trends worth noting for the coming year.

Exacq Video Management System Given a Makeover

A security technology company has updated its video management system with new IP camera integrations and other enhancements.

CMU Research Helps Users Create and Recall 100 Passwords

A small team at Carnegie Mellon is taking a new look at the on-going challenge of enabling people to memorize multiple passwords without recording them in a file or on paper.

NYU-Poly Training Booz Allen Hamilton Employees on Cyber Security

Booz Allen Hamilton is sending its employees to Polytechnic Institute of New York University to earn master's degrees and certificates in high tech fields.

Texas Wesleyan Speeds Backup and Disaster Recovery

Texas Wesleyan University recently moved its backup and disaster recovery processes onto a new storage appliance and gained a reduction in recovery time service level agreements from days to hours.