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Fairfield U Monitoring Staff and Student Health with Mobile App

As students, faculty and staff return to campus at Fairfield University, they will report their daily health symptoms through the mobile campus safety tool LiveSafe Mobile App.

Toolkit Streamlines Vendor Security Screening Process

When your institution is buying a new technology solution, this Educause tool can eliminate the tedious work of vetting the security posture of the companies you're considering.



University Fights Off Cyber Attack from Another School

A security company was able to work with a major unnamed university in the northeast to stop an attack that was initially thought to originate from students to disrupt online testing. It turned out to come from another university.

6 Factors Impacting Information Security and Privacy During the COVID-19 Crisis

In these uncertain times, it's important to consider the ways crisis response is influencing the security and privacy of institutional systems and data.

Sharing Threat Intelligence in Higher Ed

The OmniSOC security operations center exchanges security data and best practices with institutions throughout the higher education sector.

Zoom Ups Security with New Acquisition

Zoom Video Communications has acquired Keybase, a secure messaging and file-sharing service.

Michigan State Grapples with Data Breach in Third-Party Software

Even as schools are dealing with the fallout from coronavirus, a Michigan university is facing the fallout of a cybersecurity virus too. Michigan State University said a data breach that hit one of its software vendors has affected about 300 people who processed credit card payments through its ecommerce site, shop.msu.edu.

Survey: Cybersecurity 'Most Daunting' Challenge

Worldwide health concerns aside, cybersecurity is the "most daunting challenge," according to a survey of engineers around the globe.

Cybersecurity Reports See Rise in Education Risks, Highlight Mobile

Two cybersecurity reports that highlight mobile device risks — one from Verizon and the other from NetScout Systems — have also touched on education in their findings.

AI Tech to Drive Privacy Compliance

Within the next three years, artificial intelligence will power 40 percent of privacy compliance technologies. That’s up from 5 percent now, according to market research firm Gartner.

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