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  • The Year of the Emergency Alert

    The University of South Florida has had a busy year for emergencies, culminating in a day in October in which campus police responded to three reports of armed suspects on campus and nearly 400,000 alerts were sent out to community members. But, as they'll explain, when it comes to emergency notification, this institution is still learning.More

Campus Security News

  • IT Course at Merrimack Teaches Students How To Hack

    A new computer and network security course at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA is teaching students how to be hackers and phreakers.More
  • Purdue, MIT, Carnegie Mellon Partner with Northrop Grumman on Cyber Security Research

    Three universities have joined up with a major defense contractor to research cyber threats. Purdue University, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge have joined with Northrop Grumman to take on some of the most complex cyber problems.More
  • Spam and Botnets Litter E-Mail Usage

    According to a recent report, an average of 87.7 percent of e-mail delivered is spam, up 6.5 points from 2008's 81.2 percent. That equates to 107 billion spam messages delivered globally every day, most coming from compromised computers. MessageLabs provides hosted e-mail and Web security services.More
  • Eastern Michigan U Streamlines Backup

    Eastern Michigan University has upgraded EMC backup equipment in its data center operations with newer EMC gear. The institution is using both Avamar deduplication backup software and Celerra unified storage for daily backups of data maintained by its mission critical applications.More
  • Georgia Tech Researchers Attack Cell Phone Malware

    Georgia Institute of Technology has received grant money to improve the security of mobile devices and the telecommunications networks on which they operate. A research team has begun developing methods of identifying and remotely repairing mobile devices that may be infected with viruses or other malware.More
  • UK University Deploys E-Mail Archiving System, Eliminates Quotas

    Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom is deploying Mimosa Systems' NearPoint for archiving e-mail held in its Microsoft Exchange mail system, which has been in use there for a decade.More
  • Cisco Expands Digital Signage Solution

    Cisco has announced a number of additional features for the Cisco Digital Signs system. The new version has features for content creators, system administrators, target audiences, and developers.More