Security & Privacy


Maryland District Adopts New Tip Text Conversation Service

A Maryland school district has voted to implement a $9,995 tip text service for a year after testing a 60-day pilot program in two high schools that generated three reports of students contemplating suicide and two reports of students passing nude pictures of other students on Instagram, as well as five bullying reports, three reports of students smoking e-cigarettes, and one report of a student dealing drugs.

MacBook Webcams Vulnerable to 'Peek' Hacking

The National Security Agency may not be the only ones peeking into our activities. A recent research project at Johns Hopkins University has proven that unauthorized users can hack into internal webcams on certain classes of Apple computers to disable the green light that informs us when the webcam is in use.

6 Tips for Smart IT in 2014

From building robust networks to collaborating with other departments to fund new projects, here's what you need to do to keep innovating in the new year.

Exacq Video Management System Gets a Makeover

Exacq Technologies has updated its video management system with new IP camera integrations and other enhancements.

Fordham Study Finds Major Problems with Public School Use of Data in Cloud Computing

Schools are fairly clueless regarding the impact of their decisions on student privacy in adopting cloud services, according to a new study by Fordham Law School's Center on Law and Information Policy.

Impulse Point Integrates SafeConnect with iboss Secure Web Gateway for BYOD Security

Impulse Point SafeConnect, a network security tool for K-12, now integrates with the iboss secure Web gateway to provide identity-based access management for education networks.

How Little Data Breaches Cause Big Problems For Schools

Strict state laws leave little room for error when it comes to securing student information. Fortunately, beefing up data security policies does more than safeguard students.

Schools Adopt System for Reporting Concerns

Two school systems have recently adopted the same anonymous reporting system, but for different reasons.

Bradford Adds Hyper-V Server 2012 Support in Network Sentry 6.2

Bradford Networks has unveiled Network Sentry 6.2, adding support for Microsoft Hyper-V Server and integration with MaaS360 mobile device management.

Trend Micro Offers $15k Technology Grants for Public Schools

As part of its 25th anniversary, data security firm Trend Micro is offering grants to 12 K-12 schools and districts in the United States, including cash, in-kind contributions, and IT professional services.

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