HESCA News

Updated on 14th June 2019

Contactless locker case study: Gantner a hit at Denmark Technical University
Cr80news
Universities around the world are leveraging smart contactless lockers and the student ID card to safeguard student valuables, and this contactless locker case study illustrates some of the benefits. Spearheading the smart locker trend is Gantner Technologies, with its comprehensive system that includes locking mechanisms, locker banks and backend software.

How Online Universities Take Fraudsters To School
pymnts.com
Phone numbers, email addresses, usernames and other online signifiers have become vital to digital identity verification, as the world becomes ...

How Online Universities Take Fraudsters To School
PYMNTS.com
Online universities have become a popular alternative to traditional campus experiences for their affordability and flexible class schedules. However, with tests conducted remotely, how can educators ensure that students aren’t cheating their way to a degree? In this month’s Digital Identity Tracker, Maureen O’Brien, director of evaluation at Western Governors University, explains how the school’s verification process continually authenticates test takers' ID.

Arista Networks expands cognitive campus portfolio
Help Net Security
... and wireless campus edge products designed to address transitional changes as the enterprise moves to an IoT (Internet of Things)-ready campus.

Apps at Arizona that can save a first-year student
CR80News
It’s indisputable that mobile apps are redefining the way students interact with the college campus. With more utilities being added seemingly by the day, a recent in the University of Arizona’s student publication, The Daily Wildcat, listed seven mobile applications that are must-haves for first-year students.

Wireless access control on university campuses
CR80News
The evolution from mechanical, to wired, to wireless continues to impact the security industry, and higher education campuses are among the environments benefiting from the flexibility and efficiencies wireless solutions offer. To understand this value, Allegion’s Jeff Koziol explores the advantages of wireless in depth.

A UK University Is 'Fingerprinting' National Archives With Blockchain
CoinDesk
The system “essentially provides a digital fingerprint for archives, making it possible to verify their authenticity,” according to project lead at the ...

CBORD tailoring solutions for a ‘Connected Campus’
CR80News
For those familiar with the CBORD suite, UGryd won’t be a new name. The company’s commerce solution, UGryd is now operating at 250 sites across the country. What is new, however, are a host of features that make expanding the campus card’s reach to more third-party providers a reality.

CBORD’s UGryd expanding reach of campus card
CR80News
CBORD’s commerce solution, UGryd has added a host of features that make expanding the campus card’s reach to more third-party providers a reality. The new additions to UGryd will be discussed in an upcoming FREE webinar alongside details about how Vanderbilt University is leveraging UGryd to bridge the gap between the university and its local community by encouraging students to patronize partnering off-campus merchants.

Kenyan charity issues contactless wristbands to students for discounted meal payments
NFC World
Kenyan social enterprise Food for Education is speeding up the rollout of its Tap2Eat NFC cash replacement system for subsidised school meals ...

Outrage as Scottish council agrees to fingerprint payments for school dinners
The Scotsman
Furious parents have slammed a controversial school lunch payment system which will see children buy food with their fingerprint - over fears about ...
(Could this be because all Scots are crooks, and a bit scared of dabs? Certainly not: Ed.)

Smartcard
Nottingham Trent University
As well as being an ID card, access card, library card, sport and fitness membership card and travel card; you can now use your Smartcard as a cash ...

Marshall University student IDs now on iPhone, Apple Watch
WVVA TV
Other mobile ID tasks include buying items in the university bookstore or in ... The mobile ID works with iPhone 6 and later models and Apple Watch ...

UK: Vanderbilt ACT365 addresses access control security concerns at Study Abroad University, London
Sourcesecurity.com
…The university wanted a security system to protect their student accommodation; in particular, a keyless system that would grant 24/7 access to its students while also enabling campus security to monitor these activities remotely. Vanderbilt’s ACT365 keeps audit trails of who is in the student accommodation by monitoring and recording fob activity.

School access control does not need to break the budget
SWM UK
On a daily basis, schools attract thieves and unwanted intruders. One report from Teaching Times suggests almost half of UK schools experienced technology theft in the last three years, for example.

You don't need a PhD to phish a Brit university: Nonprofit claims 100% hit rate is easy peasy
The Register
…Published today in a short report (PDF, 6 pages) titled "How safe is your data? Cyber-security in higher education", Jisc's security operations centre chief, Dr John Chapman, reckoned that his people succeeded every single time they spearphished a higher education institution.
(Worth a read: Ed.)

Johns Hopkins University rolls out support for iOS and Android campus cards
NFC World
Johns Hopkins University (JHU) has become the fifth university in the US to enable its students to load their campus card onto their iPhone or Apple Watch. Those with an Android NFC phone are also able to take advantage of the university’s new mobile credential service.

Upgrading Your Campus Security with Smart Card Readers? Think Again
Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine (press release) (blog)
But will smart card technology really improve a school's security? Are there “smarter” alternatives? This article discusses the security flaws of smart ...
(Some interesting views from a less-developed country: Ed.)

6 Advantages of Using Smart Cards in Education
The London Economic
Throughout the UK education system, smart card technology is providing schools, colleges and universities with a wide range of innovative solutions.

Transforming campus access control with cloud technologies
CR80News
Cloud technologies are giving people access through their mobile phones and other devices to a variety of new experiences, while making their environments smarter and more data-driven. The modern campus is now undergoing unprecedented change with the advent of identity- and location-aware building systems, virtual assistants, and “personal IoT” solutions that recognize people and customize how they access buildings and the services and resources they need.