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- Geraldine Hart named Hofstra University’s Director of Public Safetyon April 16, 2021 at 1:55 pm
Geraldine Hart, currently the Suffolk County Police commissioner, will become Hofstra University’s next Director of Public Safety in June.
- Bowdoin College’s Office of Safety and Security earns accreditation from IACLEAon April 15, 2021 at 2:03 pm
Maine’s Bowdoin College announced that its Office of Safety and Security achieved accreditation from the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).
- Educational organizations are hit by phishing attacks targeting cloud data more than any other verticalon April 13, 2021 at 2:47 pm
According to new data, the educational sector is being hit by phishing attacks (along with other types of cyberattacks) more than other verticals.
- Touchless access control solutions look to alter the landscape of higher educationon April 13, 2021 at 4:00 am
The reality is that most institutions of higher learning have decided to open their campuses this fall regardless of the political rancor, adding the specter of a deadly pandemic to an already challenging campus security environment where campus shootings, physical violence to women and theft usually occupy the top threat metrics for college security administrators. Because college and university campuses have thousands of students and faculty traversing a wide swath of buildings all day, every day, having an access control solution that not only addresses the security aspect of this population, but now one that must also handle myriad safety and health concerns due to COVID-19 to lessen the likelihood of the virus spreading, is a top priority.
- IFPO opens up survey for frontline security officerson April 9, 2021 at 1:28 pm
The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) in partnership with Perpetuity Research has opened up a study to explore the roles, responsibilities and training of frontline Security Officers (sometimes referred to as security guards).
- University of Kentucky’s Emergency Departments implement additional security measureson April 8, 2021 at 2:11 pm
In response to increasing reports of national violence, UK and UK HealthCare officials have put additional security measures in place.
- Diane Mack named Director of Emergency Management at University of Nebraska Omaha and University of Nebraska Medical Centeron April 5, 2021 at 1:56 pm
Diane Mack has been named Director of Emergency Management for both the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC).
- University of Oxford bolstered security at COVID-19 research facility and vaccine trial siteon March 24, 2021 at 2:15 pm
The COVID-19 Oxford Vaccine Trial run by the University of Oxford’s Jenner Institute and the Oxford Vaccine Group clinical teams needed tight security surrounding the facility to mitigate risk and ensure the safety of staff and assets.
- California’s State Center Community College District implements access control upgradeon March 24, 2021 at 1:36 pm
State Center Community College District (SCCCD) in California, which serves approximately 1.7 million people and 38 unified and high school districts in more than 5,743 square miles of urban and rural California territory, was looking for a new access control solution across campuses.
- The Security Benchmark Report survey is now open!on March 12, 2021 at 2:48 pm
The Security Benchmark Report (formerly the Security 500) survey is now open! Calling all enterprise security leaders within your organization…fill out the survey today and help us benchmark where security lies within every sector and industry.
- Carnegie Mellon University to launch picoCTF cybersecurity event next weekon March 12, 2021 at 2:25 pm
Carnegie Mellon University is set to launch its seventh picoCTF, an online cybersecurity competition run by security and privacy experts in Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab who hope to help generate interest in the field and build a pipeline of talent into the currently-starved workforce.
- Celebrate these Security Leaders for International Women’s Day!by [email protected] (Maggie Shein) on March 8, 2021 at 1:35 pm
We asked several Women Security Leaders to tell us what drew them into the profession, along with their thoughts on continued diversification of the industry.
- Tulane University police officer killed after man refused to wear a mask and punched other staffer at high school basketball gameon March 1, 2021 at 2:51 pm
Tulane University police officer who was working security for the George Washington Carver High School basketball team this weekend was shot and killed after he went to help another staff member that was punched by a man trying to enter the game without a mask on.
- Joseph LeMire assumes Chief of Campus Safety and Police role at Elon Universityon February 25, 2021 at 3:49 pm
Joseph LeMire will serve as North Carolina-based Elon University’s Chief of Campus Safety and Police.
- Binghamton University implements tighter security measures following cyberattackon February 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm
Following a cyberattack at the end of last year, Binghamton University has announced tighter security measures for students and staff.
- Securing and facilitating online education with voice biometricson February 11, 2021 at 5:00 am
COVID-19 has caused many large educational institutions to accelerate the transition to online delivery of educational services. This has highlighted the issue of student identity and specifically the identity of students during online examinations and testing. New advances in voice biometrics can help educational institutions and other online enterprises manage access and secure data.
- Trinity College Dublin implements communications technology that can pinpoint the exact location of an incidenton February 10, 2021 at 5:00 am
As part of an initiative to enhance safety and security as well as support for staff and more than 17,000 students, Trinity College Dublin implemented a technology which helps first responders better pinpoint the location of calls for help, emergencies and other incidents.
- Marlon Lynch named next Chief of Police at Michigan State Universityon February 4, 2021 at 4:05 pm
Michigan State University has chosen Marlon Lynch to serve as the university’s next chief of police. Lynch, an MSU alum who has worked in law enforcement for nearly 25 years, will also hold the title of vice president for public safety.
- David Rose joins Ohio’s Denison University as Director of Campus Safetyon January 27, 2021 at 5:00 am
Denison University announces David Rose will join the university as Director of Campus Safety. Rose is a retired captain of The Ohio State University police division and brings more than 30 years of campus safety experience to his position.
- Montana State University-Northern to install access control for a security booston January 21, 2021 at 3:43 pm
Montana State University-Northern is upgrading its security on its 100+ acre campus which houses more than 1,000 students. Part of the security project will include access control and upgraded locks.
- Otoniel Reyes appointed Chief of Public Safety at Quinnipiac Universityon January 8, 2021 at 5:00 am
Chief of the New Haven Police Department Otoniel Reyes has been appointed Chief of the Department of Public Safety at Quinnipiac University. He announced his retirement from the New Haven Police Department this spring after a 21-year career.
- Shawn Ellies appointed University of Pittsburgh’s director of security and emergency managementon December 23, 2020 at 5:00 am
Commander Shawn Ellies was appointed Director of Security and Emergency Management at the University of Pittsburgh. He has served at the University for the past 23 years in public safety roles.
- Two factor authentication: Two steps forward, one step backon December 15, 2020 at 5:00 am
With mobile usage a dominant channel going forward, authentication techniques need to move beyond two steps forward for authentication and one step backward for user experience. Just as passwords are being discarded because of the high friction they create for users, new multi-factor authentication techniques are moving in.
- Saint John’s University in Minnesota ends 10-hour lockdown after suspect arrestedon November 20, 2020 at 3:45 pm
Saint John’s University campus in Collegeville, Minnesota went into a lockdown on Thursday for close to 10 hours while law enforcement searched for the suspect.
- Understanding what veterans can offer the security industryon November 11, 2020 at 5:00 am
Veterans have a lot of offer potential security roles and bring many intangibles to the table. Here are some tips that may help guide the hiring conversation and help envision where a veteran can help your company.
- Joey Hunter: Securing Banningby [email protected] (Diane Ritchey) on November 5, 2020 at 5:00 am
After serving our country for 10 years in the Marine Corps, Joey Hunter was ready to be a prison guard. The career path appealed to him and the job interview was set.
- Luke Manuel: Doing Good in Healthcareby [email protected] (Diane Ritchey) on November 5, 2020 at 5:00 am
Working in healthcare was never on my radar,” says Luke Manuel, Security Director for Rockcastle Regional Hospital and Respiratory Care Center in Mount Vernon, Ky. He spent 8 ½ years in the U.S. Marine Corps, before earning his bachelor’s degree in Assets Protection and Security with a focus on critical infrastructure.
- Cesar Gracia named ETSU Chief of Policeon November 3, 2020 at 5:00 am
East Tennessee State University names Cesar Gracia as chief of police and director of Public Safety.
- Schools, here’s how to stay cyber-safe in the age of remote learningon November 2, 2020 at 5:00 am
Cybercriminals are taking notice of the seemingly endless vulnerabilities schools face. Take the explosive ransomware attack on the University of Utah from earlier this summer, or the malware attack on the Rialto school district in California, for example. Even with a rapidly increasing attack surface, schools aren’t exactly able to drain their already-limited funding on transforming their IT infrastructure in the midst of a global pandemic. However, it is possible for schools to reduce risk by understanding where they are most vulnerable, taking the time to educate teachers, parents and students, and adopting certain tools and strategies to prevent targeted attacks on remote learning networks.
- Portland State University will not meet goal of transitioning to unarmed police officers this fall, but remain committed to goalon October 28, 2020 at 2:48 pm
Portland State University will be unable to meet its fall goal of transitioning to unarmed sworn officers on campus due to a number of issues, however, the University says it remains committed to this eventual goal.