Security & Privacy


Report: Ed Tech Startups Stink at Student Data Privacy

The project's initial intent was to "capture the status quo" of how ed tech startups interact with their stakeholders about student data privacy practices and to identify best practices for those companies and others in the industry in formulating communications plans on privacy.

Splunk Debuts New Security Tool for Ransomware

Splunk has launched a new analytics tool for managing ransomware attacks, Splunk Insights for Ransomware.



EMC Network Management Tool Adds Improved Onboarding, Security

Extreme Networks has updated its network management tool, Extreme Management Center (EMC), with new tools designed to improve onboarding and security.

BASU to Hand Out Free Alarms to College Students

BASU, a company that manufactures portable safety devices, is handing out its eAlarm for free to full- and part-time college students ahead of the upcoming academic year.

ClearScholar Deploys Content Targeting Tech in Mobile Platform

Student engagement and safety platform ClearScholar Friday launched a new feature set for institutions that leverages student data to deliver targeted content to individual students. ClearScholar Align, as the solution is called, works by combining data from disparate college systems to build individual student “personas" that enable administrators to broadly and narrowly deliver content to students.

Research: Ordinary People Turn into Trolls Too

A research project coming out of Cornell University and Stanford University found that online trolls are made, not born. Oftentimes, their origins come from how a person is feeling at the moment and whether others are displaying troll-like behavior too, the researchers found.

Survey: IoT Overtakes Mobile as Security Threat

This year, the Internet of Things surpassed mobile as a potential avenue of cyber attack, according to a report from ISACA, a nonprofit association focused on knowledge and practices for information systems.

APLU Urges Campuses to Consider Use of Body-Worn Cameras

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Thursday issued a policy brief advocating for the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) for campus police departments. The report outlines the benefits, considerations and best practices for BWCs for campus leaders.

You've Been Hacked! Explaining Cybersecurity to Students in an Interconnected Era

Computer hackers, also known as cybercriminals, are infiltrating our world with ever-increasing sophistication. It is critical that students understand both the benefits and risks of their devices — especially their smartphones. Educators have an important role to play in helping students understand and safely navigate an internet-connected world.

NSA Recognizes Virginia Tech, U of Nebraska at Omaha for Security Education

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have named two new universities to join the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. The University of Nebraska Omaha and Virginia Tech are part of the cohort of universities dedicated to designing more interdisciplinary knowledge and hands-on technical skills in cyber operations.

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