People whose personal information has been exposed may distrust the response of the organization where the data breach occurred if it looks like the response is too generous. In fact, two researchers from the University of Arkansas suggested, throwing money at a data breach may make the fallout worse.
Boston's Suffolk University has entered a multi-year agreement for colocation of data to safeguard against disaster.
The University of California Berkeley has gone public with details regarding a data breach that affected 1,600 people when servers in its real estate division were hacked.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has deployed a security app in an effort to help protect its 41,000 students, faculty and staff.
A new identity management system at Jefferson College gives users access to their accounts through a single sign-on Web portal and lets them reset their own passwords, resulting in a significant reduction in help desk requests.
Splashtop, a provider of cross-device computing and collaboration solutions, has partnered with IT security provider, Soliton, to develop the Soliton SecureDesktop appliance.
By next summer, every Web site could start encrypting its communications free and easily. That's the idea behind a new consortium effort.
An experiment at Brigham Young University in Provo found that users "routinely ignore security warnings."
Annual expenditures on surveillance and access control systems in education will reach more than $1.1 billion by 2018.
A private foundation is getting into the field of cyber security with $45 million in grants for three institutions that will use the funding for new initiatives to spark analysis of cyber security policies.