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Benjamin Freed

Higher Education

Accellion breach exposed 300,000 records, University of Colorado says

by Benjamin Freed • 1 week ago

After a breach compromised "a small amount" of Social Security numbers, the university is setting up a call center as it notifies victims.

Higher Education

IT and cyber collaboration was key in Ohio U.'s pandemic response

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

A network engineer and a security engineer from Ohio University described how they've worked closely during the pandemic to keep the school's network secure.

K-12

Lawmakers ask Cardona to address K-12 cybersecurity threats

by Benjamin Freed • 2 weeks ago

Reps. Jim Langevin and Doris Matsui said Education Secretary Miguel Cardona should make clear to schools they can use stimulus funds on cybersecurity purchases.

Higher Education

Stolen Stanford data leaked after Accellion breach

by Benjamin Freed • 3 weeks ago

"I think we can probably expect to see more" universities to see data stolen by malicious actors, Stanford student and cybersecurity researcher Jack Cable said.

Higher Education

UC Davis joins victims of Accellion file-sharing breach

by Benjamin Freed • 3 weeks ago

The University of California system is among a growing list of educational institutions affected by the compromise of a file-sharing application.

Higher Education

Tax-themed phishing scams targeting .edu accounts, IRS warns

by Benjamin Freed • 3 weeks ago

Phony emails claiming to be from the IRS are attempting to get university students and staff to share their personal identifying information.

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