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Security & Privacy


Making the Transition to IP-Based Video Surveillance

A hands-on approach to project management has helped one Missouri school district move its campus monitoring from a purely analog, proprietary CCTV system to a centrally managed IP-based system consisting of 480 individual digital cameras.

High School Network Security Contest Signup Deadline Nears

The registration deadline for CyberPatriot IV, a national high school cyber defense competition in which students are given computer threat scenarios and asked to defend their networks from attack, is Saturday, October 8.

Barracuda Offers Schools Discounts on Security Products

As part of what it has deemed a "Think Cloud" promotion, Barracuda Networks is offering K-12 schools and school districts discounts on its Barracuda Backup Service and its Barracuda Web Security Flex programs.

New Security Camera Tech from Pelco Makes Night Look Like Day

Security vendor Pelco has launched a new imaging technology it calls SureVision that can significantly improve the viewer's ability to identify details in low or bright light environments.

Omnilert Plans Parent Notification System Upgrade

Omnilert will release Version 4.0 of the cloud-based e2Campus uAlert for K-12 schools later this fall.

Emergency Notification: One District's Hurricane Story

St. Charles Parish Public Schools had its emergency notification service up and running just ahead of the most notorious American hurricane in modern times.

Panda Adds Firewall to Cloud-Based Antivirus App

Panda Security has updated its cloud-based antivirus program Panda Cloud Antivirus, which now includes a firewall that relies on "collective intelligence" for risk rating.

The Long (Inexpensive) Bus Ride Home

In a challenging economic environment, school districts are looking for ways to manage their transportation costs, reduce carbon footprints, and maintain student safety. Technology, including global positioning systems and software, is leading the effort.

Meru Invites Guest Management Firm Identity Networks into the Fold

A major wireless vendor with a presence in the education market has purchased a small technology firm for its expertise in network guest management. Silicon Valley-based Meru Networks has acquired UK-based Identity Networks, which sells guest and device access management applications. Neither company disclosed the terms of the deal.

Missouri State Teachers Association Sues State over Social Networking Law

The Missouri State Teachers Association is suing to repeal part of a law that places limits on the communication teachers can have with students, particularly through social networking platforms.

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