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.
These ideas and technologies are jolting the education segment from the outside in.
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.
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.
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.
Several universities in the US and Canada are turning to custom mobile safety apps to enhance security and safety on campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.