Security & Privacy


NSA, LifeJourney Partner To Give Students a Taste of Cybersecurity Careers

LifeJourney, an online career simulation experience provider, will launch Day of Cyber February 29 at the RSA 2016 Conference in San Francisco in conjunction with the National Security Agency.

Northwestern U Updates File Transfer Tools

Northwestern University in Evanston, IL has implemented a new file transfer system to securely send files between the university and external vendors or agencies.



University of Central Florida Responds to Data Breach

The University of Central Florida is taking steps to remediate an intrusion into its computer network discovered in January. The breach exposed personal information, including Social Security numbers, of some current and former students and employees.

Report: Phishing Attacks on the Rise

Phishing attacks are up 13 percent and spear phishing attacks are up 22 percent from 2014, according to new research from Wombat Security Technologies.

Academic Program Delivers Malware Reverse Engineering Tools and Training

A company in the security segment has opened up a new academic program to provide training to students and faculty in colleges and universities in security incidence response.

U Nevada Reno App Puts Safety Features on Student Phones

A university in Nevada has commissioned the development of a custom campus safety app that will now be configured for eight other public colleges and universities in the state.

Toshiba Intros Surveillance Education Program

Toshiba's security division has introduced a new bundle of services for schools that use its surveillance equipment.

In 2016 Smartphones, IoT and Mobile Payment at Top of List for Break-ins

Malware will grow. Attacks on Android and other mobile devices will continue. And payment platforms and the Internet of Things will become sources for new kinds of security vulnerabilities. These all surface as predictions from security vendor Panda Software for the new year.

4 Trends That Will Recharge Higher Ed IT in 2016

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

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.

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