Security & Privacy

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.

Web Application Firewall Targets XSRF Attacks

Mykonos Software has released an enhanced Mykonos Security Appliance, a next-generation Web application firewall (WAF) designed to protect Web sites from hackers, fraud, and theft.

Web Access Manager Puts Teachers in Control of Filtering

Lightspeed Systems has released an update to its Web filtering system for K-12 schools, one designed to provide enhanced, granular control and allow teachers to adjust settings without requiring intervention from the IT department.

Developers Partner for K-8 Social Learning Platform

Online developer Everloop and educational publisher i-Safe are teaming up to launch an online social platform targeted toward K-8 students and their teachers.

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.