Secure U
   
September, 2008

In this Issue

Campus Security Cyber Security

Colleges Confront Shootings With Survival Training

Half of College Students Consider Suicide

Federal Law Arises From Missing Student Case

Anthrax Case Raises Doubt on Security

FBI Probing Attacks Against University of California-Santa Cruz Scientists

Antipiracy Campaign Exasperates Colleges

Universities, Colleges Warning About Bogus E-Mail, Scam Watch

Hundreds Linked to Diploma Mill

Hackers May Have Taken University of Texas-Dallas Personal Data

Kansas University Plugs Information Security Leak

More UCLA Medical Center Employees Peeked at Celebrities' Records, State Says

Protecting Your Computer–and Your Identity–on Campus

Campus Security

Colleges Confront Shootings With Survival Training
A new training program encourages college professors and students to resist campus threats by fighting back with an "improvised weapon," such as a backpack or laptop computer. The program, which contains a video showing a... | Read more >
Half of College Students Consider Suicide
A survey of 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students at 70 U.S. colleges conducted by David Drum, a professor of education psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, found that more than half of respondents said they had... | Read more >
Federal Law Arises From Missing Student Case
The Suzanne Lyall Campus Safety Act, named for a student at the University of Albany who remains missing 10 years after she was last heard from, has been signed into law by President Bush as part of the Higher Education... | Read more >
Anthrax Case Raises Doubt on Security
Despite the proliferation of bioscience laboratories following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, congressional leaders and security experts are calling for an investigation into whether the government's most hazardous biological... | Read more >
FBI Probing Attacks Against University of California-Santa Cruz Scientists
The FBI is probing two attacks against scientists from the University of California, Santa Cruz. One biologist and his family had to evacuate their home after a firebomb was ignited on their porch on August 2. One adult... | Read more >

Cyber Security

Antipiracy Campaign Exasperates Colleges
The entertainment industry and higher education have been long-time partners in the struggle to crack down on illegal file sharing at colleges and even formed the Joint Committee of the Higher Education and Entertainment... | Read more >
Universities, Colleges Warning About Bogus E-Mail, Scam Watch
College students, faculty, staff and alumni are being warned of bogus e-mails designed to "phish" for personal information like passwords, credit card data, and Social Security numbers by masquerading as official communiqu├ęs. ... | Read more >
Hundreds Linked to Diploma Mill
Federal investigators have compiled a list of over 9,600 people who might have bought fake high school diplomas and college degrees, including some government and military workers. Federal officials are examining the list for... | Read more >
Hackers May Have Taken University of Texas-Dallas Personal Data
Hackers may have accessed the personal data of some 9,100 individuals affiliated with the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). The breach was discovered on July 12 during a routine check by the school's computer security staff.... | Read more >
Kansas University Plugs Information Security Leak
Following an incident last October in which the personal information of Kansas University (KU) students was found in recycling bins and mailed to local news organizations, the university has had to reconsider its privacy policies... | Read more >
More UCLA Medical Center Employees Peeked at Celebrities' Records, State Says
A new report from the California Department of Public Health discovered that 127 UCLA Medical Center employees viewed celebrities' medical records without permission between January 2004 and June 2006, which is nearly double the... | Read more >
Protecting Your Computer–and Your Identity–on Campus
Students may be surprised to learn just how much of their private information would be at the mercy of anyone who gets hold of their laptop computer, so they are advised to take precautions to protect the computers themselves and... | Read more >
 
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