Security & Privacy


Education Sector Now Most Targeted with Ransomware

Report: Education Now Most Targeted Sector for Ransomware

Education has surpassed healthcare as the sector most targeted by ransomware, a variety of malware that makes data inaccessible to users until a ransom is paid.

The 20-Year History Behind Internet2

Internet2, the technology community devoted to advancing research and education, celebrates its 20th anniversary next month.



Student Hackers to Tackle NSA Codebreaker Challenge

The National Security Alliance is hosting an annual exercise for students and professors to apply programming skills to solve problems related to national security.

U Tennessee Upgrades Outdoor Wi-Fi without Adding Power Lines

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville has added more outdoor wireless access points and security cameras without adding new power lines by using a powered fiber cable system.

20-Plus Institutions Turn to Custom Mobile Apps for Campus Safety

AppArmor has partnered with dozens of colleges and universities nationwide to design customizable mobile safety apps, coming to iPhone and Android app stores later this month.

Chief Information Security Officers: Moving Away from IT

The CISO role in higher education is evolving, putting more emphasis on enterprise risk management and policy development.

Social Media a Top Cybersecurity Challenge in the Workplace

Safe social media use is the No. 1 cybersecurity challenge for employees, according to the latest report from Wombat Security Technologies on security awareness issues in enterprise organizations.

Seattle U Rolls out Panic Buttons, Mobile App and More for Campus Safety

Seattle University is enhancing safety on campus with new software and devices to help identify incidents, shorten response times and document security events.

Internet2 Adds Cloud Programs to NET+

Higher ed technology community Internet2 has added a cloud service provider to its NET+ offerings.

Carnegie Mellon Conquers All in 3rd DEF CON Capture the Flag Victory

A Carnegie Mellon University computer security team has taken the title of this year's DefCon "capture the flag" competition.

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