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Security & Privacy


Utility Allows Authentication via Google Apps for Ed

Milton Security Group, a provider of products for managing devices in a bring-your-own-device environment, has developed a network access control utility that allows an external login through Google Apps for Education to be used for authentication of each device and user.

OpenID Connect Standard Extends Digital Identities Across the Web

The OpenID Foundation has launched a new standard for Internet security and privacy. 

5 Best Practices for Safeguarding Student Data

In response to ongoing calls for increasing the safety of student data in the hands of technology vendors, the Software & Information Industry Association has issued a set of best practices for education technology vendors to follow.

ED Talks Tough on Student Privacy

The United States Department of Education is actively taking on the hot-button issue of student data privacy by issuing new guidance for districts, schools, educators and parents.

PTA and LifeLock Developing Learning Kits To Teach Good Digital Habits

The National Parent Teacher Association is collaborating with a company in the business of identity theft protection to come up with tools and resources to teach kids "good digital habits."

Indiana District Issues Alerting Buttons to Teachers

An Indiana school district is adopting a wireless panic button system that allows teachers to alert others to safety problems.

Student Portal Work Gets Encryption-Level Security

A non-profit organization that's working to help school districts create student portals to allow for the integration and reporting of data for school-related purposes has teamed up with two technology companies to ensure that the student records under its management are securely maintained.

Dayton Schools Upgrades Student ID System

An Ohio district has updated its ID system to add photos and faster printing. Dayton Public Schools has been operating a system for tracking student and visitor information from Plasco since 2011.

Report: Schools Still Swatting Anonymous Proxy Usage

Schools are still struggling to stay ahead of anonymous proxy activity, with two in five spending more time dealing with them now than they did a year ago, according to a new survey of 250 IT professionals in the United States and United Kingdom. About two-thirds of IT organizations identify and block access to new proxy sites within a few hours, but a third take a few days or a week or more to do the same.

Virginia District Breach Caused by Risk Management Provider

A Virginia school district is trying to explain to its community how a service provider could have allowed a data breach to occur.

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