Security & Privacy

Researchers: Forget Internet Abstinence; Teens Need To Face some Amount of Online Risk

If adults want to help teenagers learn how to handle the big risks of Internet usage, the best thing we can do is let them get used to handling smaller risky online situations. That's the conclusion from a Pennsylvania State University research project that examined adolescent online safety.

The Shocking Data Security Gap in Computer Science Education

Giving students an early start on computer science education with a focus on security is crucial. And high school is already too late, argues Project Lead the Way’s Vince Bertram.

Universities To Help Train Watson on Cybersecurity

Eight North American universities will be working with IBM to train Watson on cybersecurity.

Boise State U Turns to Mobile App for Campus Safety

Boise State University has adopted a new mobile app in an effort to improve campus security for 25,000 students, faculty and staff.

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How to Protect Sensitive Student Data on Flash Drives

For better or worse, the flash drive has become a ubiquitous tool for transporting data on campus. Here's how to keep that data secure.

6 Steps To Survive a Cyber Attack

The range and variety of sensitive data in higher education make it difficult to secure. In the event of a breach, this six-phase incident response plan will help guide your institution through the crisis.

MIT Researchers Develop AI Cybersecurity Platform

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have developed a cybersecurity system that combines human and machine-learning approaches to reduce cyber attacks and false positives.

Alabama Campuses Take Steps To Harden Network Password Access

Two Alabama universities have turned to technology from Keeper Security and Duo Security to help users protect access to their computing devices and to help IT stay ahead of potential hacking attempts created by weak password usage.

New Game-Based App Educates Students on Campus Violence, Harassment

Colleges and universities can get U of Nine, a new mobile app that engages students in social trivia games on topics like sexual violence and harassment, for free.

InCommon Extends Trust Services Internationally

InCommon member organizations now have single sign-on privileges with higher education institutions, research organizations and corporations in 38 other countries.

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