Security & Privacy


Report: Need for Privacy Isn't New, but the Need for Help in Sorting It out Is

Could it be that individuals can't be counted on to make the best decisions for themselves since they don't always know the tradeoffs? That's one of the suggestions in an article written by Carnegie Mellon researchers and published recently in Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Marywood U Streamlines Account Provisioning with Tools4ever

Looking for a more efficient way to provision user accounts for its 3,200-plus students, faculty and staff, Marywood University in Pennsylvania has rolled out the User Management Resource Administrator from identity and access management provider Tools4ever.



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Feds Warn of Risks to Sensitive Data on University Servers

The United States Department of Homeland Security is warning universities that their information-filled IT infrastructures might give hackers access to sensitive federal networks.

Dakota State Tops Cyber League Ranking

Students from Dakota State University, in Madison, SD, led the rankings of the National Cyber League, a virtual training ground where college students can develop their cybersecurity skills and test them against each other.

Minnesota School Knocked by Data Breach

Metropolitan found out about the breach when it was contacted by a "private information sharing community of trusted research and higher education partners."

Research Examines Role of White Hat Hacker Community

A research project out of Penn State suggests that companies that reward hackers who uncover vulnerabilities in their systems could improve the discovery process by expanding and adding diversity to their white hat communities.

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Old Dominion U Streamlines Identity Management with Business Process Automation

Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA, has implemented a workflow automation system to streamline the process of approving user accounts for the institution's identity management system.

U San Diego Tightens Access to Privileged Passwords

The University of San Diego has gone public with its adoption of a service that standardizes how it protects "privileged" passwords — those used by members of the IT organization, for example, in network administration operations.

Stanford Hosting White House Cybersecurity Summit

Stanford University will be hosting a White House summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection next month.

U Central Florida Wins Cybersecurity Cup for Participation in Multiple Challenges

The University of Central Florida has won the 2014 Collegiate Cybersecurity Championship Cup.