Security & Privacy


550 Hit in Berkeley Data Break-In

The University of California Berkeley has sent out notification to those affected by a recently discovered data breach.

Reducing the Surface Area of Cyber Risk: IU's IT-28 Initiative

How can higher education institutions reduce their exposure to cyber risks? Speaking with CT from the Internet2 Global Summit in Washington, DC, Brad Wheeler, VP for IT and CIO at Indiana University and Paul Howell, Internet2's Chief Cyber Infrastructure Security Officer, examine IU's cyber risk mitigation policy.



ProctorU Launches Multifactor Online Student Verification

Higher education institutions have a new tool to verify online student identities in a variety of settings, from attendance tracking and online testing to managing financial aid disbursements.

Barracuda Debuts Updated NG Firewall

Barracuda Networks has released the latest version of NG Firewall with new and updated features designed to simplify setup, administration and management for K-12 and higher education networks.

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U Central Florida Enhances IT Security with Privileged Account Management System

The University of Central Florida has implemented a new password management system to provide IT staff with privileged access to the enterprise systems it uses to support the campus.

People are Shocked — Shocked! — When They Learn Just How Much Mobile Data They Share

When people learn just how often their smartphone apps share their information with third parties, they put a stop to it.

Research: Ant Defense Practices Could Kill Spam

Stanford University ant expert and Biology Professor Deborah Gordon has co-developed a model of ant behavior that could help keep spam off email servers.

Scenario Learning Launches Suite of Student Safety Courses

Scenario Learning has launched a new suite of courses, SafeColleges Online Training System, designed to help college students make safer decisions.

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FCC Seeks Comment on What 'Emergency' Means for School Mass Notifications

Can schools and colleges consider every mass notification they send out an "emergency?" That's the question at the heart of a request filed with the Federal Communications Commission by Blackboard.

Dump User Names, Says Dartmouth Research

The focus on coming up with unusual passwords for getting into secure sites is probably misplaced, particularly when those passwords are accompanied by user names that are all too guessable. That's what a joint academic and industry research team has come up with after nearly a year of working together on the problem of authentication.