Security & Privacy


Survey: IT Complexity Is Exposing Organizations to Cybersecurity Risk

Eighty-three percent of security and IT professionals around the world believe that IT complexity is putting their organizations at cybersecurity risk, according to a new survey from Citrix and the Ponemon Institute.

Community College Pays Hacker $28,000 for Ransomware Attack

Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) is investigating a ransomware attack that took place last month, forcing the California Community College system to pay an unidentified hacker nearly $28,000 to retrieve stolen data.



Department of Homeland Security Calls on Students to Learn Cybersecurity Skills

The United States Department of Homeland Security earlier this week launched its 2017 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative. The competition invites current undergraduate and graduate students to support the agency’s cyber work at more than 40 field offices nationwide.

Alumni Management Application Adds Point-to-Point Encryption

iModules Software has integrated point-to-point encryption technology into its products to ensure data security for all transactions. The integration will have the biggest impact on educational institutions, which will be able to bolster security for their various financial transactions.

U San Diego Turns to the Cloud to Protect Student Data

The University of San Diego is moving its privileged account management to the cloud, as part of an overall effort to take a cloud-first approach to IT functions.

3 Universities Recognized for Proposals to Use Blockchain to Secure Digital Voting Systems

Cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab today recognized three universities for their work on using blockchain technology to secure digital voting systems.

RIT Launches Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program

Rochester Institute of Technology has launched a series of graduate-level courses in cybersecurity with edX, an online learning platform founded in 2012 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Report: Education Ranks Second-Last in Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card

Education received an overall score of 64 percent on the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card, an annual report that measures the attitudes and perceptions of IT security professionals across seven industries, rather than measuring the actual effectiveness of their security systems.

Multimodal Biometrics Strengthen Mobile Security

Passwords and PIN numbers for smartphones offer weak security for mobile devices, but a team of California State University, Fullerton researchers have found that multimodal biometrics (a combination of face, fingerprint and voice authentication schemes) significantly improve mobile security.

14 Cyber Security Predictions for 2017

Researchers at Intel Security have identified 14 cyber threats to watch in 2017. The insights were released today in the organization's McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions Report.

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