Secure U
November, 2007

In this Issue

Campus Security Cyber Security

GPS-Enabled Cellphones Allow Schools to Ensure Student Safety

Colleges Applaud Final Chemical Rules, Although Inventory Headache Remains

Campus Pranks Now Come With Permission Slips

Colleges Go on Offense Against Binge Drinking

Use of Tasers on College Campuses Highlights Need for Use-of-Force Policies

New York University Implements Measures to Prevent Student Suicide

Inferno Highlights Known Risks

School Security Cameras Go Cutting Edge

University of Oklahoma Football Team Takes Threat of Spying Seriously

Campus Computing Project Survey Shows Focus on IT Security

Major Trends in Cybersecurity Expected for 2008

Colleges Play a Key Role in Advancing Use and Effectiveness of Data Encryption

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Fight Phishing Attacks With Phishing Tactics

A Few Simple Steps Can Prevent Use of Keyloggers to Steal or Alter Data

Berry College in Georgia to Use Keystroke Biometrics to Protect Data

Indiana University Builds Data Center to Stand Up to F5 Tornado

Campus Security

GPS-Enabled Cellphones Allow Schools to Ensure Student Safety
By: Katie Karas, Daily Pennsylvanian, 09/26/07
Many colleges and universities are introducing cellphone text messaging services to alert people about campus emergencies, but some are going even further by using GPS-equipped phones to track... | Read more >
Colleges Applaud Final Chemical Rules, Although Inventory Headache Remains
By: J.J. Hermes, Chronicle of Higher Education, 11/05/07
U.S. colleges are generally relieved to see the watered-down version of a U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulation that will require them and other facilities to report inventories of... | Read more >
Campus Pranks Now Come With Permission Slips
By: Tom A. Peter , Christian Science Monitor, 10/31/07
New security issues stemming from 9/11, along with cultural shifts, are changing how practical jokes are executed on college campuses. For example, students at MIT reconfigured the elevator system... | Read more >
Colleges Go on Offense Against Binge Drinking
By: Pauline Vu, Stateline.org, 10/03/07
College administrators across the nation are launching multifaceted initiatives to curb binge drinking on campus, and in March 2007 the U.S. surgeon general echoed their concerns by lobbying... | Read more >
Use of Tasers on College Campuses Highlights Need for Use-of-Force Policies
By: Sara Lipka, Chronicle of Higher Education, 10/05/07
A recent highly-publicized use of Tasers by campus police at the University of California in Los Angeles and more recently at the University of Florida has fueled a debate about when force should be... | Read more >
New York University Implements Measures to Prevent Student Suicide
By: Lorena Mongelli; Leonard Greene, New York Post, 10/17/07
New York University has taken several steps to prevent suicide attempts by students. The university is now posting security guards on the rooftops of some buildings to keep students from jumping to... | Read more >
Inferno Highlights Known Risks
By: Robert Davis, USA Today, 10/30/07
According to a study conducted last year by USA Today, no college student has perished in a fire in a location where there was a working sprinkler system since 2000. There was no sprinkler system in... | Read more >
School Security Cameras Go Cutting Edge
By: Thomas Frank, USA Today, 11/01/07
Security cameras that detect intruders with face-recognition technology will be deployed at three schools and an administration building in Nashville, Tenn., starting Dec. 1, says assistant... | Read more >
University of Oklahoma Football Team Takes Threat of Spying Seriously
By: Jake Trotter, NewsOK, 10/17/07
Colleges have long taken seriously the issue of athletic teams spying on one another to gain a competitive advantage, an issue brought to the national limelight on a professional level by a recent... | Read more >

Cyber Security

Campus Computing Project Survey Shows Focus on IT Security
By: Andy Guess, Inside Higher Ed, 10/24/07
A survey by the Campus Computing Project--the largest continuing study of the role of information technology in U.S. higher education--of 555 colleges and universities reveals that campus IT... | Read more >
Major Trends in Cybersecurity Expected for 2008
By: Joseph C. Panettieri, Campus Technology, 10/01/07
Hackers are increasingly targeting university databases, prompting schools to seek out novel solutions for protecting their systems. One major trend involves installing encryption software to... | Read more >
Colleges Play a Key Role in Advancing Use and Effectiveness of Data Encryption
By: Andrew K. Burger, TechNewsWorld, 11/01/07
Technological innovations, new legislation and regulations, and pressing security needs are factors driving the increase of collegiate and university encryption technology research. CipherOptics'... | Read more >
Carnegie Mellon Researchers Fight Phishing Attacks With Phishing Tactics
By: Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon News, 10/02/07
People who fall for phishing attacks and are conned into visiting a counterfeit Web site by spoof email are often vulnerable because they have not seen or identified with helpful educational... | Read more >
A Few Simple Steps Can Prevent Use of Keyloggers to Steal or Alter Data
By: Elizabeth Doran, Syracuse Post-Standard, 11/04/07
Security experts say that even the best firewall and anti-virus software is no defense against a keylogger, which requires only a few moments to install and later retrieve and which can capture... | Read more >
Berry College in Georgia to Use Keystroke Biometrics to Protect Data
By: David Nagel, Campus Technology, 10/09/07
Berry College in Georgia plans to implement a biometric software solution on the individual PC level to protect sensitive data. The software, developed by BioPassword Inc. of Issaquah, Wash.,... | Read more >
Indiana University Builds Data Center to Stand Up to F5 Tornado
By: Associated Press, Insurance Journal, 10/16/07
Indiana University is building a $32.7 million data center at the former University School complex in Bloomington that will be capable of withstanding a F5 category tornado as well as other... | Read more >
A Review of Online and On-Campus Security News
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