Security & Privacy

UC Santa Barbara Prof Lands Malware Award from Google

Google Research has granted one of its many annual research awards to a professor at the University of California Santa Barbara immersed in the study of computer security.

Yik Yak Users Not So Anonymous After All

It wasn't enough that yakkers had to add personal handles and profiles starting last August. That made their posts less about saying whatever was on their mind in complete anonymity and more about finding and connecting with others in their current geographic locations. Now users of mobile app Yik Yak face the ignominy of being truly discoverable.

Survey: Growing Interest in Cyber Security Careers Among Millennials

An increasing number of millennials are considering careers in cyber security, primarily because of increased awareness of cyber security issues, according to a new report from Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Yale Law School Adds Third-Party Encryption to Office 365 Adoption

Yale Law School the Connecticut institution has adopted, a cloud data security platform in an effort to maintain control of client communications.

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.

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