With NSF-backed funding, researchers will create energy-efficient optical network -– with silicon photonic switches –- to handle massive amounts of data.
A consortium of six colleges plans a cloud-based streaming video infrastructure that it will share across its campuses.
Universities are teaching students on their own terms, conducting coursework with the help of mobile applications.
Academic environments are built around sharing information, but securing their networks — and the mobile devices that use them — calls for the same layered approach other organizations use.
Researchers from Georgia Tech demonstrate a prototype tool, ExecScent, that learns a network's normal traffic patterns to spot the command and control traffic from infected hosts. In live tests it identified dozens of new C&C domains and discovered hundreds of infected computers.
The town and university join a growing list of organizations looking to develop innovate ways to put high-speed community broadband to use.
The source of an apparent breach of Stanford University's network is unknown, but it comes as universities are seeing an exponential increase in attacks on their networks.
The free "white spaces" network is the first of its kind on a U.S. campus, and it could lead to more rural deployments.
A peering arrangement gives schools fast access to Microsoft cloud services, offering improved collaboration, the ability to quickly exchange large data sets and faster app development.
The open access policies at educational institutions can leave them open to being exploited as bots in large-scale distributed denial of service attacks. There are steps they can take to mitigate the problem.