Security & Privacy


Blackboard Security Platform Adds Mobile, Browser-Based UI for Video Management

Blackboard has partnered with physical security company S2 Security to enhance the capabilities of its commerce and security platform, Blackboard Transact.

Guardly Adds Indoor Positioning System to Mobile Emergency Response Line

A Toronto company that develops mobile security products to help with public safety has introduced a new indoor positioning system that transmits the precise location within a building that an emergency call is coming from.



ForeScout Integrates NAC with Citrix XenMobile MDM Edition for Enterprise BYOD Security

ForeScout Technologies will integrate its ForeScout CounterACT network access control solution with Citrix XenMobile MDM Edition.

Southern Wesleyan U Taps SMS Texts for Emergency Warnings

The area of Central in South Carolina, where Southern Wesleyan University is located, has had several tornados during the current school year. Finding out about those in time to get to safety has driven sign-ups to more than half of the student, faculty, and staff population for the campus' opt-in SMS texting service.

Chinese Hackers Targeted U.S. Higher Education

The Shanghai-based Chinese hacker group dubbed "APT1" definitely targeted two higher education institutions in the United States, according to security firm Mandiant, which recently published the widely circulated report "APT1: Exposing One of China's Cyber Espionage Units."

Google Docs Restored at Oxford Following Brief Banishment by Security Team

Citing concerns over phishing attacks, University of Oxford's network security team recently took the unusual measure of blocking Google Docs campuswide. The team has since restored access to the service and apologized to end users for the disruption.

North Carolina State Finds Success with GPS Locator To Reduce Bike Thefts

North Carolina State University in Raleigh promotes the use of bicycles among its 34,000 students who travel around on its 1,075-acre main campus and 152-acre biomedical campus, but bicycle theft has traditionally been a problem. Campus police began using new GPS tracking technology from SecurUS as a deterrent.

Omnilert Enhances Emergency Alert Offerings with SMS Inbox

Omnilert has released an SMS Inbox feature for its e2campus and Amerilert emergency alert systems.

ForeScout and AirWatch Tackle BYOD Together

Two network management companies have teamed up to create an approach that lets customers combine network access with mobile device management.

Android Malware Crosses Over to Windows via USB

A new piece of malware discovered by Kapersky Lab uses smart phones to install malware onto Windows-based PCs.