Security & Privacy


Report: Use of Cloud-Based Services Places Kids in Range of Tracking and Ads

Legislators and district leaders are the last bastion for protecting students from the third parties that want to profit from access to information about them collected through schools, according to a new report on "student commercialism" funded in part by the Consumers Union.

FCC Seeks Comment on What 'Emergency' Means for School Mass Notifications

Can schools and colleges consider every mass notification they send out an "emergency?" That's the question at the heart of a request filed with the Federal Communications Commission by Blackboard.

New Online Platform Deals With Cycle of Bullying

Bridg-it School allows students and teachers to report bullying incidents, deal with compliance requirements and resolve situations.

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.

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