An annual report published by the Georgia Institute of Technology examined the emerging cyber threats for the coming year, among them: ever-shrinking personal privacy, lackadaisical security considerations in the Internet of Things and a dearth of trained experts to stay on top of cybersecurity considerations for organizations.
The Sun Corridor Network, a research and education network founded by Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona, has joined Internet2 as a Research and Education Network member, bringing faster connectivity to Arizona educators and researchers.
A dramatic increase in the number of wireless devices on campus, coupled with heightened demand for new technologies in the classroom, led the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to upgrade its wireless infrastructure.
Indiana University is leading a collaborative project with the Pacific Northwest Gigapop to establish a trans-Pacific 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) circuit dedicated to research and education.
NYU Wireless, a multi-disciplinary research center, and the New York University Stern School of Business, have been awarded a four-year, $750,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to research the millimeter wave) wireless networking spectrum and related economic and business models and policies.
Lynchburg College in central Virginia has implemented a bandwidth management system to help ensure a fair distribution of network resources, so no single user can monopolize the available bandwidth.
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Four more State University of New York schools have adopted a residential network service already in place at 17 other SUNY schools.
The Nevada System of Higher Education has tapped Internet2 for an upgrade to the network connecting its main data centers in Las Vegas and Reno.
Comcast has launched a pilot program to offer its low-cost, high-speed Internet adoption program, Internet Essentials, to more than 90,000 community college students who are recipients of Federal Pell Grants in Illinois.