Security & Privacy


German University Says Severe Software Vulnerabilities Up in 2015

According to Hasso Plattner Institute, while fewer software security vulnerabilities were reported worldwide in 2015 than in 2014, the number of published vulnerabilities with a high level of severity has increased.

4 Trends That Will Recharge Higher Ed IT in 2016

These ideas and technologies are jolting the education segment from the outside in.



IQ Onsite Unveils Communication App

IQ Onsite, a company that provides mobile tools for constituent relationship management, has launched Campus Ping, a communication tool for educational institutions, with two new pilot programs.

Kansas College Initiates Online Incident Reporting System

Students and faculty at Hutchinson Community College can now report any kind of suspicious activity by clicking a button on the college’s Web site.

Universities Roll Out Custom Mobile Safety Apps

Several universities in the US and Canada are turning to custom mobile safety apps to enhance security and safety on campus.

Battelle Unveils Active Shooter Response System

A global non-profit research and development organization has taken on the challenge of how to identify when an active shooter situation has begun and how building occupants and public safety people should respond.

U South Carolina Deploys Mobile App To Improve Campus Security

The University of South Carolina has deployed a mobile app in an effort to improve safety for students, faculty and staff at its Columbia campus.

UT-Austin Deploys Network Security and Visibility Tools

Network security and visibility is getting a boost at the University of Texas at Austin. The institution recently selected technology from Ixia, a provider of network testing, visibility and security solutions, to manage its network traffic, security and monitoring needs.

Report: Data Science, Machine Learning and Behavioral Analysis Help Identify New Security Threats

Automated network threat detection tools that use data science, machine learning and behavioral analysis can work together with traditional perimeter security methods to help organizations meet the security goals defined in the CIS Critical Security Controls recommendations and protect themselves from attackers, according to a new report from the SANS Institute.

U Illinois, U Oregon Team with Private Partner To Target Student Violence

Two universities and a behavioral research and development firm will be working together on a five-year project to reduce high school violence.

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