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Articles: Security

Kelly Walsh is CIO at the College of Westchester in New York.

Universities accepting Title IV federal aid are expected to comply with federal cybersecurity regulations, which include a greater emphasis on reporting breaches. It’s time to step up cybersecurity governance.

Christopher Ryan is managing director at K2 Intelligence, a New York-based investigative and compliance services firm.

What campus leaders need to know about floor plans, 911 and law enforcement relationships when building a college safety plan.

Curtis Carver is vice president for information technology and chief information officer at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Curtis Carver, vice president for information technology and chief information officer at The University of Alabama at Birmingham, discusses implementing a customer-centric approach to preventing and addressing network vulnerabilities.

Scott H. Christensen is a litigation partner and co-chair of the not-for-profit practice group at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.

The convergence of a few uncomfortable facts and recent developments serve as reminders to protect children and adolescents on campus or in school-sponsored programs.

Landscaping strives to achieve the following four goals as they prioritize a never-ending list of pressing everyday tasks as well as find time and resources for more intensive projects.

Campuses want to tighten security and turn information into action. This has caused an unprecedented surge in demand for safety and data personnel.

Source: Alcohol and Other Drug Use at UMass Amherst Survey, 2012

Continued binge drinking and destructive student behavior have driven higher ed leaders to refine off-campus behavior policies.

BLUE LIGHT BEACON—Kansas State University Police monitor phone call boxes located throughout the campus.  Besides seeking help in an emergency or reporting other incidents, the community is also encouraged the use the boxes for wayfinding assistance. (Cindy Hollingsworth).

Mobile apps, text alerts, personal panic buttons and other new technologies give students more ways to communicate safety concerns.

What role does visible security technology play in deterring campus crime and giving students, prospective students/families, and others peace of mind?

SAVE A LIFE—Bridgewater State Police Chief David Tillinghast kicked off the university’s Narcan program, which provides training on use of the overdose-reversal drug. It is stored in 50 public places across campus.

Training is underway at colleges and universities to teach more people how to administer the drug that reverses opioid overdoses.

In his trainings with students, faculty and staff, Detective Sgt. Robert McEvoy, of the Bridgewater State University Police in Massachusetts, details the following signs of an opioid overdose.

These signs are:


Link to main story: Colleges train to reverse opioid overdoses


As global collaboration increases in higher education, so do concerns about violence abroad.

Meghan Hollowell is dean of College Support Services at The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

From IT support staff to upper-level administration, everyone wants to protect student data from the hackers who hope to pilfer it.

The ongoing wave of school violence has forced higher ed to enhance emergency-response training in teacher education programs.

Source: National Behavioral Intervention  Team Association; 2015 survey

After the Virginia Tech tragedy, colleges began to build teams of administrators and faculty to better recognize and support distraught individuals on campus.

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