Security & Privacy


Oracle Launches Platform-Neutral Database Firewall

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week, Oracle debuted Oracle Database Firewall, a multi-platform data security tool that's designed to protect enterprise databases--DB2, SQL Server, Oracle's own Database 11g, and others--against internal and external attacks in real time.

Microsoft's February Patch Targets 20 Security Vulnerabilities

Microsoft released 12 security bulletins in its February security update Tuesday, targeting more than 20 software flaws.

Microsoft Issues 'Fix It' as It Investigates MHTML Vulnerability in IE

Microsoft released Security Advisory 2501696 in response a scripting vulnerability in Internet Explorer that affects all versions of Windows.

Social Networking: Keeping It Clean

Introducing online social media into your educational mission brings you right into a hacker’s bull’s-eye. Can you ensure your learning environment stays uninfected?

More IT Grief: Office Exploit Broadly Released

Code that can exploit a Rich Text Format flaw in Microsoft Office has been published, according to a Microsoft announcement late last month.

A Better Approach to AUPs for Mobile Devices: 5 Questions with Anthony Luscre

One of the keys to a successful school mobile learning program is the acceptable use policy. But according to Anthony Luscre, director of technology for Mogadore Local Schools in Ohio, the AUP alone may not be enough.

Siemon Addresses Physical Layer Security with Fiber Optic Lock

Siemon, a company that produces network cabling and related hardware, has released a line of locks specifically to prevent unauthorized access to unused fiber optic network ports.

Internet Explorer 9 To Get 'Tracking Protection'

Microsoft has announced an upcoming privacy feature for its Internet Explorer 9 Web browser, one that will provide "tracking protection" to give users potential control over online behavioral advertising, which monitors what users click on and view at Web sites.

Overall Parent Communications Improve at Schools via Emergency Notification Systems

K-12 schools are seeing unexpected benefits when they implement emergency notification systems. Ninety-five percent of staff that uses the application for attendance notification reported improved attendance rates at their schools.

Microsoft Investigating Windows Proof-of-Concept Flaw

Microsoft noted last week that its security team is looking into an elevation-of-privilege exploit affecting Windows-based systems.

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