The University of Central Florida is taking steps to remediate an intrusion into its computer network discovered in January. The breach exposed personal information, including Social Security numbers, of some current and former students and employees.
Phishing attacks are up 13 percent and spear phishing attacks are up 22 percent from 2014, according to new research from Wombat Security Technologies.
A company in the security segment has opened up a new academic program to provide training to students and faculty in colleges and universities in security incidence response.
A university in Nevada has commissioned the development of a custom campus safety app that will now be configured for eight other public colleges and universities in the state.
Toshiba's security division has introduced a new bundle of services for schools that use its surveillance equipment.
Malware will grow. Attacks on Android and other mobile devices will continue. And payment platforms and the Internet of Things will become sources for new kinds of security vulnerabilities. These all surface as predictions from security vendor Panda Software for the new year.
These ideas and technologies are jolting the education segment from the outside in.
According to Hasso Plattner Institute, while fewer software security vulnerabilities were reported worldwide in 2015 than in 2014, the number of published vulnerabilities with a high level of severity has increased.
IQ Onsite, a company that provides mobile tools for constituent relationship management, has launched Campus Ping, a communication tool for educational institutions, with two new pilot programs.
Students and faculty at Hutchinson Community College can now report any kind of suspicious activity by clicking a button on the college’s Web site.