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University of Maryland faces more cybersecurity woes

The University of Maryland alerted administrators last week that someone hacked into its computer network and accessed the personal data of a senior university official.

The "cyber-intrusion," as Ann…

The business of ed-tech: March Madness edition

Campus IT officials haven't always thought of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament as a technological nightmare of epic proportions.

That's what March Madness has become, however, on campuses large…

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5 cutting-edge privacy considerations for Big Data

Big Data is taking higher education institutions by storm; however, the discussion has moved from whether or not Big Data is useful to whether or not institutions can actually manage…

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University data breach prompts ‘top-to-bottom’ IT review

One week after a sophisticated cyberattack exposed more than 300,000 personal records of University of Maryland (UMD) students and alumni, university President Wallace Loh said he would launch a comprehensive…

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University leaves student data exposed for 11 months

Sensitive personal information of 146,000 students and recent graduates at Indiana University -- including names, addresses, and Social Security numbers – may have been exposed after the data was kept…

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‘Sophisticated attack’ exposes 300K university records

Personal data from the records of more than 300,000 University of Maryland (UMD) students, faculty, staff, and various personnel were exposed in a massive data breach Feb. 19. The data…

UNC employees criticize university’s response to major data breach

Many UNC employees are still upset over last fall’s data breach, when the personal information housed by the University of more than 6,000 individuals was made publically accessible due to…

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6 steps to better emergency preparedness on campus

Today’s college campuses are faced with a myriad of potential risks, ranging from active shooters and natural disasters to power outages and medical emergencies. While most institutions have emergency preparedness…

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Universities: Key cogs in the cybersecurity fight

More than 3 million higher education records were compromised in more than 50 data security breaches in the past year.

The problem doesn’t end where the campus does, however.…

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Universities brace for another year of security breaches

In fall 2012, a Montreal student was expelled after discovering a security flaw in his college’s computer system – a flaw, he said, that could have easily exposed the data…

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