Security & Privacy


House Votes to Repeal Online Privacy Regulations Issued by Obama Administration

The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.

Indiana U Selects Splunk to Deliver Operational Intelligence Across IT and Security Departments

Indiana University recently implemented the Splunk Enterprise and Splunk Enterprise Security solutions to centralize and monitor its IT and security infrastructure across its network of eight connected campuses.



Federal Online Tool to Help Financial Aid Applicants Shuts Down

The IRS and the Department of Education (ED) confirmed late Thursday that the federal government intentionally shut off an online tool used by millions of students each year to apply for federal student aid.

UC Berkeley to Restrict Access to Course Capture Videos, Audio Lectures

The University of California, Berkeley last week informed its campus community that it would restrict access to its legacy Course Capture (classroom lecture) content from webcast.berkeley.edu, which includes more than 20,000 videos and audio files located on YouTube and iTunesU, as part of its ongoing effort to improve the accessibility of its online content.

Ransomware: To Pay or Not To Pay?

The decision whether or not to cave in to a ransomware attack may be less a philosophical decision and more a cost-benefit analysis.

Americans Distrust Institutions to Protect Data but Follow Lousy Personal Security Practices

Nearly half of Americans (49 percent) said they feel their personal data is less secure than it has been in the past.

‘Rasputin’ Hacker Targets 60 Universities, Government Agencies

More than 60 universities and government agencies in the United States and the United Kingdom have been attacked by a well-known international hacker dubbed “Rasputin."

U of Florida Advises Students to be Wary of Employment Scams

Following a warning issued by the FBI’s Crime Complaint Center, the University of Florida has released resources for students to educate and protect themselves against malicious internet activity.

University Hackers Attacked 5,000 IoT Devices on Campus

An unnamed university’s network was hacked through its own malware-laced vending machines, smart light bulbs and more than 5,000 other IoT devices.

IBM Adds Voice Help to Cybercrime-Fighting Watson-Powered Weaponry

The new Watson security technology is being integrated into IBM's new cognitive security operations center (SOC) platform, which combines the cognitive abilities of Watson with on-the-ground security operations to help cyber security teams detect and fight threats across endpoints, networks, users and the cloud.

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