Blog Posts Tagged with "Higher Education"

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The Balancing Act: How Universities Can Prevent Malware and Enable Information Access

October 21, 2012 Added by:Paul Kenyon

Considering most universities must accommodate a network of thousands of desktops and laptops, in addition to end-users ranging from students, developers, researchers, academics and admin staff – it’s no wonder balancing security and productivity is such a complex endeavor...

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It’s Back: March Madness Higher Education Data Breach Brackets

March 12, 2012 Added by:Alexander Rothacker

The method to our ‘Madness’ is simple – based solely on the number of reported records breached in 2011, we put together brackets. For each U.S.-based institution of higher learning that reported a data breach in 2011, we seeded (ranked) them based on number of records affected...

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Universities Account for a Higher Number of Breaches

August 29, 2011 Added by:Kurt Aubuchon

Hospitals are 48 times more likely to show up as breach victims than would be predicted if breaches were distributed evenly among all US firms. Colleges and universities turn up in breach reports about 357 times more often than if distributed evenly. That is a staggering number....

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Higher-Ed Breach Madness: The Data Breach Final Four

March 29, 2011 Added by:Alexander Rothacker

We thought it might be fun to take a look at which higher education institutions would make the “Data Breach Final Four”. Based on the number of reported records breached in 2010, we put together brackets for what we are calling the 2010 Higher Education Data Breach Madness...

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Hacked .GOV .MIL and .EDU Sites for Sale

January 22, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The victims' vulnerabilities were probably obtained by SQL injection vulnerability automatic scanner and exploited in automatic manner, as the hacker published his methods in a post in some hacker forum – see screen shot and explanation..."

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Government to Provide Intelligence on Cyber Threats

January 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"I think we all recognize that the government has unique access to information. We need to continue to look for ways to share that information, but also give our universities and our businesses information to be able to protect themselves..."

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Universities Hammered by Data Breaches

January 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The breadth and volume of personal data collected by universities, coupled with high turnover and a financially un-savvy population, makes the problem of data loss at these institutions nearly epidemic in nature...

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Universities Produce Paydirt for Criminal Hackers

December 13, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Criminal hackers have found Universities to be a prime target in their efforts to amass confidential details that can be employed in identity theft rackets. According to a report by AppSec, 2.3 million records have been illegally accessed at 158 institutions in the United Sates since 2008...

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