Secure U
   
November 2008

In this Issue

Campus Security Cyber Security

Boston University Outlines Biolab Safety Steps

Anne Arundel Community College's Public Safety Department Gets Accredited

A Wave of Crime Puts Universities in Mexico on Alert

Four Men Charged With Double Murder for Shooting Students at University of Central Arkansas

Northeast Lakeview College Instructor Shot Dead

Man Sets Self Aflame at University of Washington in Seattle and Dies

Professors Use Technology to Fight Student Cheating

University Security Breaches on the Rise Again

A Snapshot of IT Trends

Anti-Piracy Technology Cuts Copyright Crimes at Campuses

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Provisions Impose Financial Burden on Colleges

Computer Data Breach at Sonoma State University

Campus Security

Boston University Outlines Biolab Safety Steps
Since researchers who are unstable or struggling financially are more likely to make dangerous mistakes or extort money, Boston University (BU) will psychologically test scientists working at a biolaboratory now being built and... | Read more >
Anne Arundel Community College's Public Safety Department Gets Accredited
Maryland's Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has become the first community college in the country to have its public safety department accredited by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators,... | Read more >
A Wave of Crime Puts Universities in Mexico on Alert
Mexican universities are on alert amid a crime wave on and off campuses and an increase in violence and kidnappings around the country as organized criminal groups battle over territory and drug smuggling routes. At... | Read more >
Four Men Charged With Double Murder for Shooting Students at University of Central Arkansas
Prosecutors have charged four men with double murder for shooting to death two students and wounding another in front of a University of Central Arkansas dormitory on Oct. 26. Kawin Brockman of Conway and Kelcey Perry, both 19,... | Read more >
Northeast Lakeview College Instructor Shot Dead
An adjunct librarian fatally shot another coworker on Oct. 13 in the library at Northeast Lakeview College in San Antonio, Texas. Alan Godin, 62, killed 37-year-old Devin Zimmerman, an instructor and librarian. Godin has been... | Read more >
Man Sets Self Aflame at University of Washington in Seattle and Dies
A former staff member, 61, at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle died after dousing himself with gasoline in the midst of a crowded campus before setting himself on fire. The incident occurred at approximately 1 p.m.... | Read more >

Cyber Security

Professors Use Technology to Fight Student Cheating
Teachers are using a variety of new technologies to catch college students who plagiarize and cheat on tests. In 2002, over 50 percent of students admitted that they cheated, but that number has dropped 10 percent, according to... | Read more >
University Security Breaches on the Rise Again
The number of data breaches at colleges and universities continues to rise as security experts remain in doubt about the cause, says Adam Dodge, administrator of the breach-tracking Web site Educational Security Incidents. ... | Read more >
A Snapshot of IT Trends
A new Educause survey of 1,016 colleges found that recent information technology trends, such as a focus on security vulnerabilities and increased support for legal music and movie downloading services, remain popular. A large... | Read more >
Anti-Piracy Technology Cuts Copyright Crimes at Campuses
Colleges across the nation have installed peer-to-peer monitoring and blocking technology to prevent the illegal downloading of music and videos by students on campus. The University of Missouri (MU), for example, spent $500,000... | Read more >
Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Provisions Impose Financial Burden on Colleges
The Campus Computing Project, the largest ongoing study of colleges' use of information technology, recently published its findings from a survey conducted to address the campus costs of compliance with the new peer-to-peer (P2P)... | Read more >
Computer Data Breach at Sonoma State University
A security breach at Sonoma State University has exposed the Social Security numbers and names of about 600 former students. A former student accessed the information through a networking Web site for students previously... | Read more >
 
A Review of Online and On-Campus Security News
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