Security & Privacy

Microsoft Shows Private Cloud Features of Upcoming System Center 2012

This week Microsoft is showing off its next version of System Center, a set of products for managing a Windows network. System Center 2012 will include a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) when it's released later this year that will enable administrators to manage private and public cloud services.

63 Percent of Schools Plagued by at Least 2 Security Breaches in Last Year

Six out of 10 districts have experienced IT security breaches--either malware outbreaks or unauthorized user access--in the last year, leading to downtime for the school network, according to a new report.

E911 Not Pervasive in Education

Enhanced 911 hasn't gained widespread adoption in schools yet, nor is it even well understood among IT people. Although 65 percent of education organizations reported they have a "comprehensive" emergency communication plan in place, only 40 percent currently use an E911 system.

Pennsbury District Puts Up NAC Wall To Keep Out Devices

A school district in Fallsington, PA has implemented a network access control appliance to manage user access to its wired and wireless networks. Pennsbury School District had seen its network security cracked, opening it up to thousands of unauthorized devices.

New Genetec Apps Bring Security Control to Mobile Devices

Genetec has released a mobile app that lets authorized users monitor and control aspects of their security systems.

Education Organization Adds e2Campus to Discount Buyer Program

An organization that aggregates the buying power of K-12 and higher education has added an emergency notification service to its member marketplace.

Wisconsin District Beefs Up Video Security Through COPS Grant

With the help of a federal grant, the Mauston School District in Wisconsin is adopting technology in its schools to help bolster physical security.

DataFetch Allows for Short-Distance Wireless ID Logging

A new one-button wireless scanner can scan and transmit barcode information from an ID card or driver's license back to a logging computer located up to 200 feet away.

Securing School Laptops

K-12 campuses are hotbeds for laptop theft. Here's how to give your schools a fighting chance at protecting themselves.

Genetec Adds Intermittent Video Stream Recording

Genetec has just updated its software to enable security users to manage video archiving, adding a feature it calls "video trickling" to Omnicast, its video surveillance management software.