Campus Security
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Security Spotlight

  • Cyber Challenge: 10,000 Security Warriors Wanted

    The Cyber Challenge has set as its national goal to identify and train an army of cybersecurity experts to help fill shortages in industry and government. Campuses like Cal Poly are helping to lead the charge.


Campus Security News

  • Data on 3.3 Million Student Loan Borrowers Apparently Safe

    Investigators in Minnesota have recovered two stolen safes that contained CDs and floppy discs with personal information on 3.3 million federal student loan borrowers. The safes disappeared in March 2010 from the headquarters of Educational Credit Management Corp., which guarantees the student loans.

  • Best Test Practices for Emergency Notification Still in Flux

    Nearly a fifth of universities and colleges don't bother testing their emergency notification systems, and for half of that group, the reason is because they haven't had a chance to put a plan together to do it.

  • Could Virtualized Servers Present Security Holes?

    In spite of the growing popularity of server virtualization, the majority of IT professionals don't consider their virtual environments as secure as the rest of their network operations. That's the conclusion of a recent vendor-sponsored survey of 300 IT managers, security personnel, auditors and administrators.

  • Web Security Threats on the Rise, Report Finds

    Vulnerabilities in browser-based applications represent the fastest-rising information security flaws anywhere, according to a new report, wich also showed that the United States is once again No. 1 with the most malicious activity on the Internet.

  • Security Report Lays Out How Exploit Kits Work

    A new free report by a security vendor explains in plain language how exploit kits are sold, deployed, and used to generate money for their buyers through malware installation. Marketed with feature lists and screenshots and sold like other software programs, an exploit kit is a Web application that allows the user to take advantage of known exploits in popular applications, such as Microsoft's Internet Explorer, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Flash Player.

  • Microsoft Security Report Points Fingers at ISVs

    The overall number of Windows security holes has declined in the last year by 8.4 percent to about 2,500 vulnerabilities, according to a new Microsoft report.

  • New U Illinois Surveillance System Includes Officer iPod App

    Police at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign will be purchasing a new surveillance camera management system and outfitting its officers with an iPod app that will give them access to the video images.

  • U Georgia Investigates Music Download Extortion Attempt

    The University of Georgia has ended its investigation into a case of IT extortion. According to the campus police department, a security analyst employed by the university has been charged with trying to extort money from a student to cover up her downloads of copyrighted files.

  • New Site Reviews Privacy and Security of Web and Mobile Apps

    A professor in the Stanford University Center for Internet and Society has led an effort to design a Web site to review Web and mobile applications for privacy, security, and openness. WhatApp?, led by Ryan Calo, has enlisted the help of a team of lawyers, computer scientists, and privacy and security experts from Stanford and other institutions to provide reviews of online resources.