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December 2007

In this Issue

Campus Security Cyber Security

Institutions Examine Safety Issues of Faculty-Led Student Trips Overseas

Students Required to Buy GPS Phones

Student Group Wants More Guns on Campus

University of Florida Inspection Program Improves Fire Safety at Greek Houses

Institutions in New Jersey Establish Own Policies on IDs

U of Minnesota Employs New Software to Monitor Cameras

Developing Best Practices to Protect Student Social Security Numbers

Some Michigan Institutions Prohibit Sensitive Information from Laptops

Pennsylvania State University Computer Test Center Makes Cheating Tough

California Lawmaker to Propose Measure to Bolster Transcript Security

Norwich University in Vermont Addresses Remote Access Security

Campus Security

Institutions Examine Safety Issues of Faculty-Led Student Trips Overseas
By: Karin Fischer, Chronicle of Higher Education, 11/23/07
The proliferation of short-term faculty-organized trips has created an area of increasing risk for colleges and universities, as many of the faculty members may not have the expertise to plan for... | Read more >
Students Required to Buy GPS Phones
By: Charles Montaldo , About.com, 11/07
Montclair State University now requires students to purchase GPS-enabled cellphones from Sprint in an effort to improve safety by allowing police to track their whereabouts during emergencies.... | Read more >
Student Group Wants More Guns on Campus
By: Michelle Roberts , Associated Press , 11/21/07
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a nationwide organization of over 8,000 college students, is calling for state legislators and university officials to allow students and faculty to carry... | Read more >
University of Florida Inspection Program Improves Fire Safety at Greek Houses
By: Richard C. Graves, Security Management, 11/07
Officials at the University of Florida decided to overhaul their fire safety program for fraternities and sororities after a series of fires hit fraternity houses across the nation. The university's... | Read more >
Institutions in New Jersey Establish Own Policies on IDs
By: Carly Rothman, Newark Star-Ledger, 11/09/07
Kean University staff and faculty are now required to wear a visible photo ID on campus to make it easier to pinpoint officials with authority during emergencies. Though other postsecondary... | Read more >
U of Minnesota Employs New Software to Monitor Cameras
By: Jeff Shelman, Star Tribune (Minn.), 11/24/07
A recently implemented security program at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis allows security guards to better monitor activity on the campus' Washington Avenue bridge through virtual... | Read more >

Cyber Security

Developing Best Practices to Protect Student Social Security Numbers
By: Brock Read , Chronicle of Higher Education, 11/02/07
At least 30 states now prohibit colleges from using Social Security numbers and other personal data to identify students and staff, and colleges are being advised by IT experts to be proactive in... | Read more >
Some Michigan Institutions Prohibit Sensitive Information from Laptops
By: Chronicle News Service, Grand Rapids Press (MI), 11/01/07
Ferris State University in Michigan now bans campus recruiters from carrying applicants' personal information on laptops following the theft of a laptop containing such information from a... | Read more >
Pennsylvania State University Computer Test Center Makes Cheating Tough
By: Genaro C. Armas, Associated Press, 11/19/07
Pennsylvania State University will open a new test center in the spring that will focus on preventing students from cheating on computer-based exams. While the use of computers for tests has given... | Read more >
California Lawmaker to Propose Measure to Bolster Transcript Security
By: Matt Krupnick, Inside Bay Area (CA), 11/26/07
California assemblywoman Mary Hayashi (D-Castro Valley) will introduce a measure when the state Legislature reconvenes in January that would require the heads of at least some community colleges in... | Read more >
Norwich University in Vermont Addresses Remote Access Security
By: Lisa Phifer, Information Security, 11/07
Universities and other organizations are revising their strategies for securing remote access from mobile and unmanaged devices and are seeking out new techniques and products that best align with... | Read more >
 
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