Security & Privacy


Indiana District Issues Alerting Buttons to Teachers

An Indiana school district is adopting a wireless panic button system that allows teachers to alert others to safety problems.

PTA and LifeLock Developing Learning Kits To Teach Good Digital Habits

The National Parent Teacher Association is collaborating with a company in the business of identity theft protection to come up with tools and resources to teach kids "good digital habits."

Student Portal Work Gets Encryption-Level Security

A non-profit organization that's working to help school districts create student portals to allow for the integration and reporting of data for school-related purposes has teamed up with two technology companies to ensure that the student records under its management are securely maintained.

Dayton Schools Upgrades Student ID System

An Ohio district has updated its ID system to add photos and faster printing. Dayton Public Schools has been operating a system for tracking student and visitor information from Plasco since 2011.

Report: Schools Still Swatting Anonymous Proxy Usage

Schools are still struggling to stay ahead of anonymous proxy activity, with two in five spending more time dealing with them now than they did a year ago, according to a new survey of 250 IT professionals in the United States and United Kingdom. About two-thirds of IT organizations identify and block access to new proxy sites within a few hours, but a third take a few days or a week or more to do the same.

Virginia District Breach Caused by Risk Management Provider

A Virginia school district is trying to explain to its community how a service provider could have allowed a data breach to occur.

Video Surveillance Company Issuing Security Grants to Schools

Schools short on funds but seeking a way to ramp up video surveillance at their locations may want to go after one of the grants being issued over the next year by Video Insight.

Maryland District Adopts New Tip Text Conversation Service

A Maryland school district has voted to implement a $9,995 tip text service for a year after testing a 60-day pilot program in two high schools that generated three reports of students contemplating suicide and two reports of students passing nude pictures of other students on Instagram, as well as five bullying reports, three reports of students smoking e-cigarettes, and one report of a student dealing drugs.

MacBook Webcams Vulnerable to 'Peek' Hacking

The National Security Agency may not be the only ones peeking into our activities. A recent research project at Johns Hopkins University has proven that unauthorized users can hack into internal webcams on certain classes of Apple computers to disable the green light that informs us when the webcam is in use.

6 Tips for Smart IT in 2014

From building robust networks to collaborating with other departments to fund new projects, here's what you need to do to keep innovating in the new year.

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