Maintaining security on campus may at times appear to be an intractable problem. Yet, a recent survey by the security-focused SANS Institute suggests that some schools may be bringing on their own problems.
This fall, students, faculty and staff at Rhode Island's Providence College will receive real-time emergency plans and procedures via mobile device thanks to In Case of Crisis, an emergency preparedness app from Irving Burton Associates.
A company producing a mass notification service that can deliver an emergency alert to almost any endpoint on the network has updated its feature set to include a mobile alert agent too.
Three-quarters security breaches originating on mobile devices will be the result of application misconfigurations by 2017, according to a new forecast by market research firm Gartner.
In an April blog entry on its site, education technology provider ConnectEDU defended the use of data "to progress students toward true success in their education and careers." Now that same company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the end of April, faces the wrath of the Federal Trade Commission, which has publicly expressed concern about how the company will handle the student data it has compiled over the last 12 years of operation.
The Central Authentication Service at Indiana University now includes new identity and access management (IAM) features such as two-factor authentication, password policy management and federated identity.
The National Security Agency is funding the creation of four small laboratories on just as many campuses as part of a new initiative to support the development of programs for security research.
Invincea has released Invincea Research Edition, a malware discovery and analysis solution for the data forensics and incident response community. It's being offered for free to DF/IR professionals.
This free spreadsheet tool from Educause can help identify gaps in a college or university security profile and kick-start a security conversation on campus.
A team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers is using a biological model to understand how computer networks might better respond to security assaults.