Security & Privacy


Ed Sector Worse than Others in Virtual Machine Security

Nearly every large organization has experienced some kind of "significant" IT security incident in the last year, such as a phishing attack, compliance policy violation or unsanctioned device or application use. These are some of the findings of a research project done by IDG Connect for ForeScout, a company that sells security products.

MIT Adopts Cloud-Based Backup for Users

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has selected an enterprise endpoint backup system to back up the laptops and desktops of faculty, staff and students.



Social Media Tool Monitors for Possible Problems

A technology company in Halifax is testing software that analyzes social media commentary to identify potential risks worth alerting law enforcement and schools about.

Report: 10 Security Functions Coming to the Forefront

Information security in the education segment is becoming more demanding, and as a result the tools and tactics necessary for securing schools is churning. A recent presentation at Gartner's Security & Risk Management Summit laid out 10 "top" technologies and approaches security professionals should consider adding to their security portfolios.

Colgate U Adopts Emergency Coordination Service

A New York university has chosen a Web-based application from a New York vendor to help coordinate response during emergencies.

Report: Importance of Physical Location of Data Diminishing

The physical location of data will become "increasingly irrelevant" over the next few years and will be replaced by other notions of location at most organizations by 2020, according to a new report, "The Snowden Effect: Data Location Matters," by market research firm Gartner.

PortalGuard Now Compatible with Office 365

PistolStar is now integrating its user authentication product PortalGuard with Office 365, letting admins verify and secure identities on the cloud storage platform, and retrieve lost passwords.

In Case of Crisis Mobile Safety App Now Available Through Blackboard Mosaic

In Case of Crisis, a mobile safety app from Irving Burton Associates, is now integrated into Mosaic, Blackboard's app platform.

U New Hampshire Partners for Statewide Public Safety Datacasting

The University of New Hampshire is working with New Hampshire Public Television (NHPTV) and the New Hampshire Department of Safety to roll out a statewide public safety datacasting service.

Report: Central Admin Largest Security Risk for Higher Ed

Maintaining security on campus may at times appear to be an intractable problem. Yet, a recent survey by the security-focused SANS Institute suggests that some schools may be bringing on their own problems.