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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.…

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…

Campus networks are (very) vulnerable to malware

It's no shock to anyone in higher education that campus networks are susceptible to data breaches, though a new report shows that colleges and universities are much more likely to…

Device theft a growing concern on campus

The theft of computing devices with confidential data on them is a growing concern for campus IT leaders, a national survey suggests.

For the past five years, the…

Campus technology unable to withstand internet crashes

Computers and the internet are crucial to the daily lives of college students. At UNA, this is no exception. Students use technology to complete their homework, connect with their friends…

Cybersecurity internship targets students

A U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) summer internship program for community college students focusing on cybersecurity was so successful, the department plans to ramp it up.

Twenty-three community…

Campus installs advanced emergency notification system

A new system of beacons and a computer software program are being installed at the University of Missouri (MU) to help quickly get the word out in case of emergencies,…

Data kept safe through encryption, cloud storage

This summer, data on American campuses was under attack, with some schools like the University of Wisconsin reporting 100,000 cyber-attacks from Chinese IP addresses every day.

At the same…

New college security system worries privacy advocates

The University of Kentucky is spending nearly $5 million to assemble a campus security system that relies heavily on 2,000 surveillance cameras, raising questions among some privacy advocates.


Access control: a vital part of campus security

A modern access control system can be hosted on a campus network, allowing it to integrate with other systems to produce a more effective and efficient security response.

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