When does a university need to inform its students that they may be photographed for the purposes of research without letting them know first? Harvard University is working through that question now in the wake of admissions that cameras were secretly set up in some classrooms by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching as part of a research study.
Google Maps gets an A. The free version of Angry Birds gets a C. And My ABCs by BabyBus gets a D. The letters assigned to each of these Android apps are grades, and while A is great, D means failure — in privacy, that is.
The free, open-infrastructure DETERLab provides exercises for students to learn cybersecurity techniques by getting their arms around attacks and defenses.
St. Louis University is launching a new online security degree and certification program starting in January.
Millions of Android app users are currently using cloned apps, malware designed to mimic legitimate apps but with malicious code embedded to display advertising or steal private information.
Ratings of the security risks associated with smartphone apps affect users' decisions whether to install those apps, but information about the safety of an app is more effective than information about its risks, according to researchers from Purdue University.
Brown University and State University of New York Oswego have each adopted a new mobile security platform to protect students on campus.
The firewalls and intrusion protection systems in use by educational organizations to protect their enterprise networks may not be keeping up with the new security demands of virtualized data centers.
Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University has implemented a systems management appliance to help the school's five-person IT team install and update software to ensure all of its computers are up-to-date with the latest patches.
The University of Baltimore has adopted an access control system that uses new card readers and smart cards for its 6,500 students.