Security & Privacy


E-mail Hack Exposes Student Data at Oregon State

A mid-June data breach at Oregon State University exposed personally identifiable information of 636 students and their families.

Building Relationships with Students via Blockchain

When Salesforce introduced its upcoming Blockchain platform, Arizona State University shared the stage too, as an early adopter and partner in an effort to apply blockchain technology to student academic records. ASU's EdPlus CTO Donna Kidwell shares basics of the plan.



Unintentional Blunders Still Dog Education Security

People in education are more likely to click on phishing e-mails than any other major segment, according to the latest Verizon data breach report.

Digital Attack Strikes 201 Online Campus Stores

A digital attack recently hit 201 online campus stores, all running the same checkout software. A cybercrime group injected a version of Magecart, first reported by Trend Micro, into campus store websites to scrape credit card and other customer data during checkout, which was then sent to a remote server.

How Education Can Defend Against Cyber Attacks

A new report finds attackers are drawn to the education sector owing to the wealth of personally identifiable information on students, faculty and organizations associated with universities and schools.

Georgia Tech Breach Strikes Possible 1.3 Million

Georgia Tech recently went public about a data breach — the second in less than a year — that could have exposed the personal information of up to 1.3 million people.

Pearson VUE Tightens ID Verification in Online Testing

Computer-based testing center company Pearson VUE will be embedding new identity verification into its remote testing service.

Identity and Access Management: A Discipline, Not a Project

Getting IAM right can take some serious planning and analysis plus a commitment to continued evolution over the long term. Here, three universities share their experiences.

Higher Ed Uncovering New Ways to Apply Data and AI Across Campus

The use of data analytics and artificial intelligence, the inevitability of data breaches and six other topical subjects made up the latest "State of Higher Education" report from consultancy firm Grant Thornton.

Cryptojacking Targets Education

Malicious cryptomining or cryptojacking, as it's called, describes the theft of computer processing resources — electricity, cloud services and other digital assets — that are then exploited to do cryptocurrency mining without the owner's permission or knowledge.

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