Metropolitan found out about the breach when it was contacted by a "private information sharing community of trusted research and higher education partners."
A research project out of Penn State suggests that companies that reward hackers who uncover vulnerabilities in their systems could improve the discovery process by expanding and adding diversity to their white hat communities.
Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk, VA, has implemented a workflow automation system to streamline the process of approving user accounts for the institution's identity management system.
The University of San Diego has gone public with its adoption of a service that standardizes how it protects "privileged" passwords — those used by members of the IT organization, for example, in network administration operations.
Stanford University will be hosting a White House summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection next month.
The University of Central Florida has won the 2014 Collegiate Cybersecurity Championship Cup.
The University of Delaware will issue new ID cards to students for an initiative dubbed "contactless" in an effort to improve security and reliability of campus access systems.
Non-profits — including institutions of higher education — may be losing out on potential donations by not using a secure Web site to accept those.
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.