Security & Privacy


Panda Updates Cloud-Based Security Software

A software company has released a free beta version of its cloud-based security application that includes protection against malware loaded onto external devices, such as USB flash drives.

UC Riverside Food Vendor Cash Registers Breached

A cyber criminal hacked into the cash registers in use at food service locations at the University of California, Riverside, gaining access to 5,000 credit and debit card numbers, the university recently revealed.



eIQnetworks Security Tool Gives Taste of Situational Awareness

eIQnetworks has released a beta version of a new security utility for maintaining "situational awareness." SecureVue Express is a free download with a five-node perpetual license that allows a security administrator to stay informed about security and compliance through multiple channels.

Higher Ed Compact Adds Security Products to Buying Mix

A state compact for higher education has added two security systems to its purchase program.

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.