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UC Davis Deploys Mobile Site To Help Students Access Mental Health Services Via Smartphone

Students at the University of California, Davis have a new way to learn about and access mental health services for themselves or friends, thanks to a new Web site at the school.

Rochester Institute of Tech Adopts Student-Created Blue Light Safety App

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has adopted a new safety app developed by students at the New York school.

Minnesota Schools Add Secunia for Preferred Patch Management Software

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is adding a patch management to its system-wide software recommendations.

Carnegie Mellon U, University of Pennsylvania Partner To Secure Commercial Tech for DARPA

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab and the University of Pennsylvania will explore ways to improve the security of commercial projects used by the United States Military, thanks to a four-year $3.9 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

George Mason U Adopts App Edition of Emergency Response Instructions

George Mason University is providing a free app to its campus community intended to help users cope effectively in emergency situations.

West Liberty U Replaces Security Appliance with Cloud

A university in West Virginia has gone public with its use of a cloud-based security gateway from OpenDNS.

Bradford Networks Revs Network Sentry with Microsoft Hyper-V Server and MaaS360 Support

Bradford Networks unveiled the latest version of Network Sentry at the Educause 2013 conference in Anaheim Wednesday. Network Sentry 6.2 adds support for Microsoft Hyper-V Server and integration with MaaS360 mobile device management.

Higher Ed Networks 3 Times More Likely To Be Infected

The networks run by colleges and universities are three times more likely to be infected with malware than networks in government agencies or businesses. The EXPIRO family of malware is the most common type of threat experienced by the higher education sector, according to as new report.

Saint Louis U Tormented by Phishing Lures

A series of phishing scams recently sent Saint Louis University scrambling to mop up the mess left when health records of about 3,000 people were exposed and banking details for about 10 employees were changed.

Purdue Rolls Out Visual Analytics Law Enforcement Toolkit

Purdue University's Homeland Security Center of Excellence has produced a new analytics tool for first responders and law enforcement, the Visual Analytics Law Enforcement Toolkit (VALET).