Security & Privacy


Carnegie Mellon Researchers Create Data Visualization Tool to Identify Cyber Attacks

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University's CyLab Security and Privacy Institute have developed a new tool for analyzing network traffic and identifying cyber attacks.

Naval Academy's New Hopper Hall to House Data Security Studies

This is far from the academy's initial foray into cybersecurity. In fact, it claims to be the first institution of higher education to require cyber security classes for all of its students.



Feds Arrest Suspected E-Mail Hacker

An Arizona man has been charged with computer fraud in connection with hacking approximately 2,000 e-mails at more than 75 universities in the United States.

Internet2 Adds Password Manager to Recommended Services

The University of Alabama at Birmingham recommended the inclusion of the software it uses to maintain user security for inclusion in Internet2's products and services guide.

U Iowa, Others Tap Mobile Apps for Campus Safety

University of Iowa, Santa Fe College in Florida, University of Texas at El Paso and Barton Community College in Kansas have adopted or begun testing a mobile safety app for emergency notifications and mass messaging in the event of a campus emergency or "virtual safety escorts."

UC Santa Barbara Prof Lands Malware Award from Google

Google Research has granted one of its many annual research awards to a professor at the University of California Santa Barbara immersed in the study of computer security.

Yik Yak Users Not So Anonymous After All

It wasn't enough that yakkers had to add personal handles and profiles starting last August. That made their posts less about saying whatever was on their mind in complete anonymity and more about finding and connecting with others in their current geographic locations. Now users of mobile app Yik Yak face the ignominy of being truly discoverable.

Survey: Growing Interest in Cyber Security Careers Among Millennials

An increasing number of millennials are considering careers in cyber security, primarily because of increased awareness of cyber security issues, according to a new report from Raytheon and the National Cyber Security Alliance.

Yale Law School Adds Third-Party Encryption to Office 365 Adoption

Yale Law School the Connecticut institution has adopted, a cloud data security platform in an effort to maintain control of client communications.

Education Sector Now Most Targeted with Ransomware

Report: Education Now Most Targeted Sector for Ransomware

Education has surpassed healthcare as the sector most targeted by ransomware, a variety of malware that makes data inaccessible to users until a ransom is paid.

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