School Security :: June 12, 2007

Security Spotlight

Disaster Recovery: Personal and Up Close

As we move into what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts as an above normal Atlantic hurricane season, this month's column will focus on a little considered aspect of disaster recovery, personal business continuity. What does business continuity have to do with security? Both are based anticipating and planning for bad things. So don't be surprised when your boss wants you to be on the organization's disaster recovery team. You may be surprised at how much you can contribute....

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School Security News

Case Study: NJ District Ramps Up Security for Laptop Deployment

The quality of academic programs has become a significant competitive factor among high schools in recent years. This is particularly evident in top private schools like St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel, N.J., a co-ed, Catholic high school operated by the diocese of Trenton. At St. John Vianney, the institutional program is geared toward college preparation, offering honors, advanced placement and special needs courses available in all disciplines. At a 98 percent college placement, it's clear that St. John Vianney has made a commitment to providing academic excellence....

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NY School Deploys HD CCTV Surveillance System

With the mission of preparing at-risk children to live safely within their home communities again, nothing is more important to The Berkshire Farm Center in Canaan, New York, than the round-the-clock security of its residential students. So when it came time to upgrade its aging CCTV video surveillance system, the decision to move to a network-based, high-definition system was easy....

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Virginia School District Taps GVI For Video Security Project

GVI Security Solutions Inc., a provider of video security surveillance solutions, announced the receipt of an award for the first phase of a new school video security project from the Chesterfield County Public School District, located in Virginia--not far from Blacksburg and Virginia Tech....

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Computer Security Products Distributing, Supporting Xtool Security Tools

Nashua, NH-headquartered Computer Security Products has begun solely distributing Houston, TX-based Xtool Mobile Security, Inc.'s Xtool Tracking and Encryption software products....

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Securexam 'Cheat-Proofs' Remote Test Taking

Software Secure (Cambridge, MA) has released its Securexam Remote Proctor system, which provides exam security for distance learning environments. Working with Troy University's (Troy, AL) distance learning program--which maintains an advanced distance learning program -- the system eliminates the need for remote students to take exams on-site or in the presence of a proctor....

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St. Bernard Powers OpenDNS Site Blocking

DNS provider OpenDNS is expanding its list of safety features for kids by implementing new site blocking capabilities. The goal is to provide a means for school, library's, parents, and others responsible for kids' access to the Internet to be able to block sites deemed inappropriate for minors, including adult sites and social networking sites. OpenDNS is expanding its security toolchest with the help of St. Bernard Software, which is providing the technology behind the service's site-blocking capabilities....

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