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January 2009

In this Issue

Campus Security Cyber Security

University Risk Experts Head to Mumbai

EPA Tweaks Hazardous Waste Rules for Academic Labs

NFL to Assist National Collegiate Athletic Association Schools With Security Training

Southern Methodist University Tries to Create New Culture on Anniversary of Overdose Deaths

New Handbook Helps Campuses Stop Violence Before It Starts

Lamar University Student Accused of Graduation Terror Threat

Top 10 Threats to Computer Systems Include Professors and Students

Some Missouri Campuses Fear a Rise in Fake Degrees, Transcripts

Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suits

Solving Wi-Fi Security at Drexell University

Foiling Hackers With a Super Secure Room at Utica College

2 Austin Peay Computers Stolen

Campus Security

University Risk Experts Head to Mumbai
In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, a team of safety and risk experts from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia will help the University of Mumbai to develop strategies for dealing with the... | Read more >
EPA Tweaks Hazardous Waste Rules for Academic Labs
More than two decades after it began discussions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided to free up academic chemistry laboratories from hazardous-waste regulations more appropriate for industrial facilities,... | Read more >
NFL to Assist National Collegiate Athletic Association Schools With Security Training
The National Football League (NFL) and the Center for Spectator Sports Security Management at the University of Southern Mississippi are planning to provide sports event security training to more than 1,000 National Collegiate... | Read more >
Southern Methodist University Tries to Create New Culture on Anniversary of Overdose Deaths
Southern Methodist University (SMU) is seeking to reform its campus culture in an effort to prevent a reoccurrence of events that led to a rash of three student deaths due to alcohol or drug overdoses two years ago. The... | Read more >
New Handbook Helps Campuses Stop Violence Before It Starts
A group of leading experts has released a guide for colleges seeking to prevent campus violence, offering step-by-step instructions on campus threat assessment. The guide, titled "The Handbook for Campus Threat Assessment and... | Read more >
Lamar University Student Accused of Graduation Terror Threat
Daniel Ogwoka Siringi, a 34-year-old doctoral student at Texas' Lamar University, was arrested after allegedly sending an e-mail threatening violence at an upcoming graduation ceremony. Siringi was charged with a third-degree... | Read more >

Cyber Security

Top 10 Threats to Computer Systems Include Professors and Students
The biggest cybersecurity threat colleges and universities face is malware and botnets, writes Jeffrey R. Young, who compiled a list of the 10 biggest threats to campus computer security based on several recent computing surveys... | Read more >
Some Missouri Campuses Fear a Rise in Fake Degrees, Transcripts
The large number of Internet-based operations offering college degrees is a cause for concern among some campuses in Missouri, which are worried that the economic recession will cause more people to seek out false transcripts and... | Read more >
Music Industry to Abandon Mass Suits
The recording industry said it will no longer, for the most part, pursue its policy of pursing legal action against individuals such as college students, who often were pressured to pay thousands of dollars to settle lawsuits. ... | Read more >
Solving Wi-Fi Security at Drexell University
As universities across the country expand their wireless networks to provide wireless access campuswide, the issue of securing those networks without unduly restricting access to students has emerged as a growing issue. Drexel... | Read more >
Foiling Hackers With a Super Secure Room at Utica College
A new facility at Utica College houses a special room designed to foil the attempts of hackers to access top-secret information privy only to those with top security clearances. The "sensitive compartmented information... | Read more >
2 Austin Peay Computers Stolen
Two computers, including one containing the personal information of students, were stolen from Austin Peay State University (APSU) in Clarksville, Tenn., in mid-December. The computers were taken from the school's Veterans... | Read more >
 
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