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Physical and network security are serious matters for today’s campus leaders. Here, you’ll find news related to student, faculty, and computer safety—including new initiatives, regulations, strategies, and technologies that can help keep your campus secure.

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What universities need to know about the Heartbleed bug

The Heartbleed bug, a serious security flaw found earlier this month in the encryption software used by most secure websites, has many organizations scrambling to fix the issue…

How to save lives with social media

Dallas, Texas -- The night before Byron Piatt was scheduled to speak about campus emergencies at the 2014 ACUTA conference here, his campus was experiencing an emergency of…

Campus emergency alerts, simplified

It might take days for a college student to gather every piece of information on how to respond to campus emergencies -- from assaults, to fires, to shootings…

The business of ed-tech: From blue lights to mobile apps

It was in a 2009 safety committee meeting with University of Florida (UF) officials that Jordan Johnson first mentioned the potential impact of mobile technology in bolstering campus…

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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,"…

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Controlling Technology Costs

Campus budgets for instructional technology and other IT costs have taken a hit in recent years—and regardless of how much money is available for these items, campus technology…

How to make flipped learning work in higher education

Once the domain of the most innovative and experimental faculty members, the flipped classroom model has made its way into higher education’s mainstream as students offer their approval…

MOOCs: the future of higher education, or a passing phase?

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have quickly become one of the most polarizing developments in higher education. Many in higher ed see these MOOCs as innovations that could…