Security & Privacy


Drop User Names To Improve Security, Says Dartmouth Research

The focus on coming up with unusual passwords for getting into secure sites is probably misplaced, particularly when those passwords are accompanied by user names that are all too guessable. That's what a joint academic and industry research team has come up with after nearly a year of working together on the problem of authentication.

Stonington Public Schools Replaces Paper-Based Emergency Response with Mobile Platform

Stonington Public Schools has adopted a mobile safety platform to replace its paper-based emergency response system.

App Security: Yet One More Thing Teachers Are Being Held Accountable For

As documented on the front page of the New York Times, teachers are being asked to make decisions about the data privacy and security aspects of the apps they bring into their classrooms. With the current district/school policies, it is only a matter of time before a parent will sue a teacher for allowing a child’s data to be published on the Internet. Something is wrong here!!

10 Principles Tackle Appropriate Use of Student Data

A lengthy list of educational organizations has signed on to support a new set of principles for protecting and guiding the use of student data by educators, researchers, state people, parents and others.

Panda Security Updates Systems Management Platform

Panda Security has updated its Systems Management software.

CyberFed Debuts Site To Help Find Cybersecurity Competitions

The Cybersecurity Competition Federation has launched a new Web site designed to get more people involved with cybersecurity competitions and, ultimately, cybersecurity professions.

Absolute Software Intros Automatic Freeze for Offline Devices

Absolute Software has introduced the Device Freeze Offline Policy, a new security feature for its Absolute Computrace tracking product for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.

iboss FireSphere Updates APT Functions with Network Anomaly Monitoring

A security technology company has upgraded one of its tools to flag malware that may already be working inside the network. iboss, which last fall released FireSphere, its advanced persistent threat software, has enhanced it with new functionality.

Florida School Moves to Digital Crisis Management for Real Time Updates

Miami's Palmer Trinity School has adopted a new mobile safety platform that provides step-by-step instructions for 18 emergency response plans.

Ohio Private Schools Get State Safety Funding

An Ohio private school has taken advantage of a state grant program to deploy a panic button system.

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