Security & Privacy


A Security Framework Tailor-Made for Higher Ed

This free spreadsheet tool from Educause can help identify gaps in a college or university security profile and kick-start a security conversation on campus.

Carnegie Mellon Research Ties Biological and Computing Networks

A team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers is using a biological model to understand how computer networks might better respond to security assaults.



Google Turns Off Ad Scanning in Apps for Education Permanently

Google today revealed changes to its Apps for Education policies that include permanently disabling scanning in Gmail for its 30 million Apps for Education users and permanently disabling the ability to display ads.

Blackboard Partners With LiveSafe for Mobile Safety

Blackboard and LiveSafe are partnering to bring LiveSafe's mobile safety technology to more schools and students across the country.

6 Ways to Boost Cybersecurity on Campus

While data breaches, phishing schemes, malware and other security challenges pummel campus IT teams, bad user behavior can make the problems much worse. Here's how one university tackles cybersecurity awareness without breaking the bank.

Tripwire Donates Cybersecurity Analytics Cloud Service to Penn State

Penn State's College of Information Sciences and Technology has received a multi-million dollar donation of software for use in the school's Center for Cyber Security, Information Privacy and Trust.

Scenario Learning Updates Safety and Compliance Portfolio

Scenario Learning is expanding its higher education product line with two new online safety and compliance solutions.

Brown U Reseachers Recommend Data Shuffling Technique To Secure Cloud Activity

Researchers at Brown University have developed a data shuffling technique that aims to improve security of data stored in the cloud by hiding usage patterns, which can be analyzed to reveal secret information.

Utility Lets Google Apps for Ed Handle Authentication

A company that creates products for managing devices in a bring-your-own-device environment has developed a network access control utility that allows an external login through Google Apps for Education to be used for authentication of each device and user.

LRAD Rolls Out Long-Range Mobile PA System

LRAD has debuted a new mobile PA system that boasts the ability to blast intelligible audio over a 2-square-mile area.