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01/18/2022
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University of Wisconsin testing AI-powered body scanners to boost security

The University of Wisconsin Police Department is testing whether body scanners that use radar imaging and artificial intelligence are a good fit for security outside campus events, like Big Ten football games that draw tens of thousands of fans. The university signed an agreement last week with Liberty Defense for a beta test on its Madison campus, with an expected start date in the second quarter of 2022. Liberty Defense claims its “Hexwave” scanners can find threats like pipe bombs, flares and plastic guns that go undetected with traditional metal detectors. Emily Bamforth has the details.


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Report shows crippling effect of ransomware in the education sector

With the uptick of ransomware attacks over the last two years, education leaders face increased pressure to improve their security posture. A new study finds that education organizations pay the most to remediate ransomware attacks, shelling out an average of $2.73 million — 48% above the global average. Read the full report.


College enrollment fell even further into 2022

Overall enrollment for higher education institutions dropped 2.7% last fall semester, continuing a downward slide that started even before the coronavirus pandemic, according to a National Student Clearinghouse report released last week. Fall 2021 was the first time fall-to-fall enrollment has dropped more than 2.5% since 1970, NSC director of research publications Mikyung Ryu told EdScoop. Emily has it.


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