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Security & Privacy


Status Solutions Introduces Emergency Alerting as a Service for K-12 Schools

An application that sends alerts when a user touches a "panic button" or by some other event is now being offered as a subscription for K-12 environments.

Avast Offers Freebie Endpoint Protection to Schools

To gain traction in the enterprise cyber security market, an endpoint security company has begun granting free licenses for its software to education organizations.

PublicEngines Launches Platform, Apps for Anonymous Incident Reporting

PublicEngines has unveiled a platform and mobile apps that allow students to anonymously report suspicious activities such as bullying, drug and weapon possession, and potential suicides.

Air Force Association Names 28 Finalist Teams in Cyber Defense Competition

The Air Force Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting "public understanding of aerospace power and national defense," has named 28 high school student teams selected to advance to the CyberPatriot V National Finals Competition, a national cyber defense contest.

Bloxx Web Filter and Secure Web Gateway Now Available as Virtual Appliances

Bloxx, a provider of Web content filtering and email security, has made its Bloxx Web Filter and Bloxx Secure Web Gateway products available as virtual appliances for VMware vSphere.

Ohio District Tests Out K-12 Edition of Emergency Response System

An emergency response system designed for higher education and other sectors has been adapted for use in K-12 schools. Lauren Innovations has tailored NaviGate, its Web-based first-responder application, for use in smaller settings.

Colorado High School DECA Club Deploys Driver Safety System To Monitor Peers' Driving Habits

A Colorado high school marketing club is using a driver safety system to monitor students' driving habits.

Carrying Banned Website Awareness Beyond October

News stories about dictatorial governments “shutting down” the internet can reinforce awareness of the relatively unrestricted access U.S. citizens have to the web. But there is a day in October that highlights the lack of freedom some people here endure. Called Banned Websites Awareness Day and sponsored by the American Association of School Libraries, the purpose of this day is to encourage “school librarians and other educators to promote an awareness of how overly restrictive filtering affects student learning.”

2013 Competition Tests Digital Forensics Prowess

An annual online competition sponsored by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) has reopened for the year, to allow students and others to test their abilities in digital forensics, an area of study on how to collect and preserve electronic evidence, recover lost data, and protect networks and computer systems from breaches.

Security Firms Launch Integrated Filtering Solution

Enterasys Networks and iboss Security have joined forces to launch an integrated location-based filtering solution aimed at helping districts manage and monitor user access of Web and application content.

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