Security & Privacy


Campus Cards: All That and a Bag of Chips

The latest campus ID cards provide increased security, convenience, and purchasing power--both on and off campus.

Video Surveillance: All Eyes Turn to IP

With analog systems difficult to scale and maintain, many institutions want to transition to IP-based video security systems. Can it be done affordably?



New Security Camera Tech from Pelco Makes Night Look Like Day

Security vendor Pelco has launched a new imaging technology it calls SureVision that can significantly improve the viewer's ability to identify details in low or bright light environments.

How--and Why--to Destroy Old Flash Drives

The value of the ubiquitous flash drives that many of us carry in our pockets or on our key chains is much more than the $10 we pay for them at the big box store. Rather, they're worth as much as all the data they have ever held. It's important to know how to destroy them at the end of their useful life, and how to secure them while they're still in use.

Florida State Improves User Experience with New Aruba Wi-Fi

Florida State University (FSU) is in the midst of upgrading its Wi-Fi network to 802.11n. The 40,000-student university is upgrading its wireless infrastructure to optimize the user experience and gain control over network security.

Staying Out of the Headlines through Encryption

Thomas Jefferson University, an institution with an academic health center and an affiliated teaching hospital, is using an encryption strategy to keep sensitive data secure and avoid the hardship of data breaches.

University of Minnesota To Host Cyber Security Summit

The Technological Leadership Institute in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and Engineering is hosting the First Annual Cyber Security Summit on October 3.

Lauren Innovations Updating Web-based Incident Management Module

Lauren Innovations has released details of an update to its Web-based security incident application.

Panda Adds Firewall to Cloud-Based Antivirus App

Panda Security has updated its cloud-based antivirus program Panda Cloud Antivirus, which now includes a firewall that relies on "collective intelligence" for risk rating.

Meru Invites Guest Management Firm Identity Networks into the Fold

A major wireless vendor with a presence in the education market has purchased a small technology firm for its expertise in network guest management. Silicon Valley-based Meru Networks has acquired UK-based Identity Networks, which sells guest and device access management applications. Neither company disclosed the terms of the deal.