Security & Privacy


cybersecurity research

Students Get Hands-On Experience with Open Testbed for Cybersecurity Research

The free, open-infrastructure DETERLab provides exercises for students to learn cybersecurity techniques by getting their arms around attacks and defenses.

St. Louis U Slips into Online Security Degrees

St. Louis University is launching a new online security degree and certification program starting in January.



Penn State Researcher Develops System To Detect App Clones on Android Markets

Millions of Android app users are currently using cloned apps, malware designed to mimic legitimate apps but with malicious code embedded to display advertising or steal private information.

For Mobile Users, Positive Safety Messages More Effective Than Security Warnings

Ratings of the security risks associated with smartphone apps affect users' decisions whether to install those apps, but information about the safety of an app is more effective than information about its risks, according to researchers from Purdue University.

Brown U, SUNY Oswego Adopt App for Student Safety

Brown University and State University of New York Oswego have each adopted a new mobile security platform to protect students on campus.

New Data Security Pressures Driving Next Generation Firewalls

The firewalls and intrusion protection systems in use by educational organizations to protect their enterprise networks may not be keeping up with the new security demands of virtualized data centers.

Westphal College at Drexel Deploys Appliance To Secure and Maintain Computers

Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University has implemented a systems management appliance to help the school's five-person IT team install and update software to  ensure all of its computers are up-to-date with the latest patches.

U Baltimore Card and Access System Boosts Lockdown Ability

The University of Baltimore has adopted an access control system that uses new card readers and smart cards for its 6,500 students.

Radboud U Adopts New Identity Management Software for 25,000 Students

Radboud University has turned to identity management software to gain control over user access to network resources, including secure data.

Carnegie Mellon To Host Security Contest for Middle and High School Students

The second annual picoCTF competition dares students in grades 6-12 to "reverse engineer, break, hack, decrypt or do whatever it takes" to solve computer challenges.