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February 2009

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Campus Security Cyber Security

In Campus-Crime Reports, There's Little Safety in the Numbers

Task Force Wants $16 Million for Campus Security in Oklahoma

Auraria Crime Effort Targets Female Victims

$1 Million Security System at Cal State Long Beach Leads to Increased Arrests

East Tennessee State University May Add Social Sites to Alert Postings

Computers at Ohio State University Might Spot People Up to No Good

Grad Student Charged in Death at Virginia Tech

Universities Liable for Payment Card Industry Compliance

USB Thumb Drives Infect Campus PCs in Japan

University of Florida Has Suspect in Emergency Text Hack

Newspaper Advisers Censure Western Oregon University for Handling of Computer-Security Exposé

Journalism School Robberies at University of British Columbia Cause Concern

Campus Security

In Campus-Crime Reports, There's Little Safety in the Numbers
The nearly two-decade-old Clery Act sought to provide the federal government with more information on crimes and crime policy on university campuses, but critics are challenging whether gathering these statistics really help keep... | Read more >
Task Force Wants $16 Million for Campus Security in Oklahoma
Oklahoma's Campus Life and Safety and Security Task Force, which has been charged with examining security at state college campuses since the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech University, is asking legislators to appropriate $16... | Read more >
Auraria Crime Effort Targets Female Victims
The three schools making up the Auraria Higher Education Center in Denver are working with a wide array of partners under a three-year $500,000 federal grant to boost campus safety, targeting the needs of female students,... | Read more >
$1 Million Security System at Cal State Long Beach Leads to Increased Arrests
Officials at Cal State Long Beach say that the $1 million wireless camera surveillance system installed on the university's campus last October has been a success. According to officials, the system-which consists of 37... | Read more >
East Tennessee State University May Add Social Sites to Alert Postings
East Tennessee State University (ETSU) plans to expand its comprehensive Gold Alert system to include messaging on social networking sites, says ETSU Associate Vice President Mark Bragg. The student alert system currently works... | Read more >
Computers at Ohio State University Might Spot People Up to No Good
Ohio State University computer science and engineering professor Jim Davis is working with a team of graduate and undergraduate researchers to develop a smart-camera network that could someday be used to secure the university's... | Read more >
Grad Student Charged in Death at Virginia Tech
Police at Virginia Tech have charged 25-year-old graduate student Haiyang Zhu with first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Xin Yang, another Virginia Tech grad student who arrived in the United States from China just two... | Read more >

Cyber Security

Universities Liable for Payment Card Industry Compliance
College and university computer networks often overlook Payment Card Industry standards, which require that different portions of a college network be secured based on which sections process payment information. The average... | Read more >
USB Thumb Drives Infect Campus PCs in Japan
A study by Japan's Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper finds that the infection of university computers with viruses from USB thumb drives has become a common occurrence due to inadequate security measures. Late last year, the Education,... | Read more >
University of Florida Has Suspect in Emergency Text Hack
The University of Florida (UF) has obtained a confession from a man suspected of sending a text message reading "The monkey got out of its cage" through the university's emergency text-message system on the evening of January... | Read more >
Newspaper Advisers Censure Western Oregon University for Handling of Computer-Security Exposé
College Media Advisers (CMA), the group representing people who advise student-run media, has censured Western Oregon University's handling of a 2007 incident in which the student newspaper published an article showing the... | Read more >
Journalism School Robberies at University of British Columbia Cause Concern
Police and campus security managed to thwart a second burglary at the University of British Columbia's (UBC's) School of Journalism building two weeks after 10 computers were stolen from that location. In the second break-in,... | Read more >
 
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