Security & Privacy

New Safety App Pinpoints Floor and Room Number in Emergency Calls

Sacred Heart University in Connecticut hopes to reduce emergency response time. It has tested out a feature on a university safety app that during an emergency can pinpoint where inside a building a person is located.

NYU Poly Expands Cybersecurity Competition

New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering's Cybersecurity Awareness Week is expanding the opportunities for high school students to get involved with webinars in advance and self-guided online education modules that they can use to prepare for the High School Forensics Challenge, one of six contests for college and high school students to participate in.

Why Higher Ed Needs to Step Up Its IT Security Game

With colleges and universities becoming an ever more tempting target for hackers, there is a growing demand for c-level leadership in the realm of cybersecurity. But do institutions know what to look for in a CISO?    

Smartphones Find Use as Campus Safety Tool

Although 98 percent of students say they feel somewhat or very safe on campus during the day and 81 percent report they feel the same at night, six in 10 students say they would use an app for personal safety, according to a new survey from Bandwidth and BlueLight.

Southern Illinois U Edwardsville Adopts Campus Safety App

A 2,660-acre Illinois school has expanded its security technology on campus with the addition of a safety app that lets users create "virtual safety networks" while in transit or alone on campus.

Modular Fiber Interface for Camera Systems Suits Legacy Locations

A United Kingdom-based company has launched a new interface specifically for delivering fiber connectivity to compact and remote high-definition pan/tilt cameras in locations where updating cabling is difficult.

New Stanford Cyber Security Certificate To Study Crypto-Currencies

A Stanford University cryptography expert will be kicking off a new online graduate certificate program by examining the future of bitcoin and cyber security during a free webinar open to the public.

Utah's Dixie State Adopts Online Safety Program

A Utah university has adopted an online training program to address staff and student safety on campus.

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Security vs. Innovation

Carnegie Mellon's exploration of new Internet of Things technologies pairs innovation with security research.

UK University Staff Seeks Security with Tokenless 2-Factor Authentication

A UK-based university has gone public with its use of a "tokenless" two-factor authentication system among devices used by all staff members to strengthen security for users accessing network resources remotely.