Security & Privacy


Purdue Launches Simulation Training Platform for Cybersecurity

Purdue University is collaborating with cyber defense company Cyberbit to create a cyberattack simulation program for career professionals.

Education Top Target for Adware and Trojans

Education's greatest cybersecurity threat is the openness of its networks, according to a company that produces anti-malware software. According to a new analysis of its customer data, Malwarebytes has found that the education sector was the largest target for adware and trojans, and second among verticals for being hit with ransomware.



Cengage Adds Free Password Management to Subscription Service

Cengage is now offering free password management for users of its Cengage Unlimited textbook subscription service.

62 Schools Hit by ERP Vulnerability Patched Months Ago

More than five dozen institutions have been victimized by a vulnerability in the Ellucian Banner products, which the company put out a patch for months ago.

NY's Monroe College Faced Ransomware Attack

A cyberattack struck New York's Monroe College last week, bringing down its website and e-mail system and creating disruptions to online courses and operations at the college's three campuses.

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.

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