Security & Privacy


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.

MIT Algorithm Lays Path to Safer Code

A team of MIT researchers has come up with a system that can generate inputs to trigger intentional integer overflows to help identify security vulnerabilities in code.



Internet2: Buildign  community for innovation

Internet2: Building a Community for Innovation

It takes a community to innovate — CT talked with Florence Hudson about her new role as Internet2's senior VP and chief innovation officer.

MIT Formally Kicks Off Cybersecurity Work

MIT has shared additional details on how it plans to spend a $15 million cybersecurity grant. The multidisciplinary effort will address cybersecurity from three directions: technology, public policy and organizational management.

Northern Arizona U Cleans House, Boosts Performance with New Identity Management System

Northern Arizona U Cleans House, Boosts Performance with New Identity Management System

Northern Arizona University has recently replaced its aging identity management system that authenticates and authorizes 180,000 users of everything from e-mail to the ERP system, and in the process it has consolidated resources, brought its data into strict standards compliance and boosted processing speed.

Panda Security Updates Systems Management Software

Panda Security has updated its Systems Management platform.

U New Mexico Turns To Mobile App for Improved Safety

The University of New Mexico has deployed a mobile app in an effort to better ensure the safety of 27,000 students.

Panorama Ed Launches Analytics Dashboard for Administrators

Over the next six weeks students from 180 American colleges and universities will be duking it out (virtually) in regional competitions to identify the top cyber-defender team.

CyberFed Launches Site To Help Find Cybersecurity Competitions

The Cybersecurity Competition Federation has launched a new Web site designed to get more people involved with cybersecurity competitions and, ultimately, cybersecurity professions.

Absolute Software Now Can Automatically Freeze Offline Devices

Absolute Software has introduced the Device Freeze Offline Policy, a new security feature for its Absolute Computrace tracking product for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.