Security & Privacy


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.

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.



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.

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.

Virginia Community College Adopts SARA for Emergency Notifications

Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) in Roanoke, VA, has deployed Situational Awareness and Response Assistance (SARA) software to send out automatic mass notifications after experiencing three false alarms.

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?

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.

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.

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.