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Free app to determine data breaches

Computer scientists at the University of New Haven who recently discovered that some social media data is neither private nor secure, have developed an app to help the public determine…

Concerns increase over distance education fraud

Institutions and students participating in online learning may have more to worry about than retention rates and passing grades, thanks to a rise in what the Office of the Inspector…

Bringing clarity to crime-reporting requirements

Following a spate of well-publicized crimes on university campuses, schools are coming under increased pressure to improve their reporting under the Jeanne Clery Act. Passed in 1990 following the rape and…

Campus safety app heads to spring break

Along with bikinis and beach towels, savvy college students may want to consider packing a smartphone safety app for Spring Break 2015, says a been-there founder of a campus safety…

University uses secret vault for improving data security

The University of San Deigo (USD), like most universities, isn’t expecting a cash windfall anytime soon; so they’ve turned to a simple data protection solution: passwords. Every day, hackers target colleges…

Looking back and looking forward at higher-ed CyberSecurity

According to various reports, including those from,, and Secure Computing, there were at least 154 data breaches in the U.S., .edu realm in 2014, and another 36 in…

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 ways to strengthen higher ed-tech security in 2015

35 percent of all security breaches take place in higher education. 500+ security breaches have occurred at 320+ higher ed institutions since 2005--a rate of just over 1 security breach…

Global higher ed to focus on cyber security

In response to the growing demand for expertly trained IT and security professionals, Trident University International (Trident) began offering a Cyber Security concentration in the Bachelor of Science in Computer…

What it takes for cloud tech to become FERPA-compliant

Cloud solutions providers are saying that the next step in cybersecurity on campus means becoming independently-verified FERPA compliant.…

3 steps to a better protected IT system

According to a new report, education is in the top three industries most vulnerable to security incidents. Learn about best practices to mitigate risk.…

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