Security & Privacy


VCU Server Security Incident Response

Virginia Commonwealth U Uses Video To Communicate Data Breach Details

Virginia Commonwealth University has put together a video laying out the details of a potential security vulnerability that struck the campus last month to inform those who may have been affected during the data breach.

Carnegie Mellon Research: Internet Privacy is Hard to Find

Users who feel inadequate to the task of protecting their privacy online aren't alone. The types of tools available for opting out of Internet tracking are hard to set up and confusing to use, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon University.



Mobile Data Use Growing, But Users Still Uncertain About Security

While data consumption continues to rise--owing to the growing number of consumers purchasing smartphones and tablets--mobile device users are still wary about the security of their data, according to a new report released Monday by Oracle.

Barracuda Upgrades Spam & Virus Firewall

Barracuda Networks has released an upgrade to its Spam & Virus Firewall virtual and hardware-based appliances. The new version 5.1 update extends antivirus support to Microsoft Exchange environments and incorporates a range of other enhancements.

Education Department Computer Glitch Exposes Student Financial Records

A technical malfunction on the United States Department of Education's Direct Loan Web site made the financial records of as many as 5,000 borrowers temporarily available for public view earlier this month.

Stepping Into the Breach

Data breaches are going to happen, regardless of what an institution does. How effectively a school responds may be a more telling indicator of its preparedness.

OpenDNS Deployed by Half of U.S. Universities

Half of America's colleges and universities are using OpenDNS (Domain Name Service) to protect against phishing, botnets, and malware, according to the San Francisco, CA, company.

Blurring the Lines of Network Security

The proliferation of laptops, tablets, and smartphones on campus challenges higher ed IT departments to balance network protection with a culture of openness.

Rave Alert 5.0 Expands Social Media, LMS Support

Rave Mobile Safety has released Rave Alert 5.0, emergency notification software for colleges and universities.

Digital Surveillance on a Budget

The University of Rhode Island is shifting to an IP-based video management system without abandoning its existing analog cameras.