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Security & Privacy


Gartner: Mobile Apps Ripe for Security Exploitation

Through the end of 2015, more than three-quarters of mobile apps will fail "basic security tests," according to IT research firm Gartner.

Edsys Intros School Bus Tracking

Edsys has introduced real-time tracking software that lets parents and teachers monitor the location of students riding on school buses.

Texas District Snares Vandal 2 Days after IP Camera Installation

The Liberty-Eylau Independent School District has gone public with its adoption of a video surveillance system that helped in identifying a criminal act on campus two days after installation.

Nebraska District Extends Security with Cameras and Door Access Control

A small Nebraska school district has gone public with an upgrade in security from the use of an analog digital video recorder camera system in its high school building to track vandalism and doors locked by key to a surveillance system with dozens of network cameras and door secured with readers and controllers.

iboss Network Security Adds Single Sign-On Feature

User-based authentication is intended to help with policy enforcement and regulatory compliance, as well as detecting malware on devices.

Report: IT Leaders Need To Improve Reporting on Security Investments

With the advent of malicious software that can be purchased online and an underground infrastructure that can be used to set off targeted attacks, cyber security threats are becoming more "democratized," and therefore more likely to gain visibility beyond the walls of the data center. That can lead to more enlightened thinking among executive management about investing in security measures, said Research Director Lawrence Pingree during a Gartner security and risk management summit being held in Australia this week.

Jupiter Adds Anonymous Hotline for Bully Prevention

Jupiter Ed has added an anonymous hotline for reporting bullying to Jupiter iO, its learning management, gradebook, analytics and student information solution.

NetRef Offers Students Internet Security at School and at Home

The Internet management tool was developed by a group of concerned parents who are also experienced technologists with a combined 40 years of experience designing end-to-end network security systems for large public- and private-sector organizations.

Protecting Student Privacy Act Sets Limits on Use of School Data

Legislation introduced today in the United States Senate would restrict the use of students' personal data for commercial purposes, limit the transfer of such data and require records to be kept of any entities that have access to students' information.

Atlanta Public Schools Staff Taking Safety Training Online

Atlanta Public Schools will be adding online school safety training to its professional development management system.

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