The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted Frontier awards totalling nearly $20 million to three multi-university research projects that seek to develop technical solutions to improve computer security.
North Carolina State University has announced plans to automate mobile device registration and provide secure onboarding of devices connecting to its wireless network.
Public safety technology company Rave Mobile Safety has updated the service it provides for emergency call takers.
The University of Mississippi has begun integrating a new service into its campus safety program that will allow students to communicate more fully with public safety officers in the event of an emergency.
A "smart lock" company has released a programming device for its "smart" keys that lets administrators in charge of access control update credentials via mobile phone.
The University of Delaware is attempting to make contact with 72,000 people whose information was vacuumed up during a recent server hacking.
To woo young people to the field of cyber security, local, regional, and global competitions give students a chance to test their knowledge and skills in front of the experts.
Should colleges and universities be insisting on the use of encryption for the transmission of sensitive information among its student applicants? That's what one security firm is recommending after doing an informal audit of 162 American institutions, including schools that are part of the Big 10, the Big 8, the Ivy League, community colleges, and technical institutes.
Academia has taken considerable heat over some high-profile data breaches in the last decade. However, a new visualization tool puts those breaches into perspective. Against the background noise of data breaches in government and the private sector, breaches in academic institutions are for the most part invisible.
Stanford University is working with law enforcement and security consultants to investigate a data breach in its IT infrastructure that appears to have divulged user names and possibly other information.