School Security :: August 26, 2008

Security Spotlight

Student, Teacher Data Exposed Online at Princeton Review Site

Test preparation company The Princeton Review exposed personal information on tens of thousands of students for about seven weeks on its Web site. According to coverage in The New York Times, an unnamed Princeton competitor "stumbled on the files" while doing competitive research and contacted the newspaper, which informed the firm of the data breach. Princeton closed off access to that part of the Web site.

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School Security News

Scottsdale Unified Works with GE Security on District Security Assessment

Scottsdale Unified School District in Arizona has completed the first phase of a district-wide strategic security master planning process designed to boost safety and support student achievement. The district recently received results of the security assessment from GE Security, including recommendations on ways security might be further improved throughout the district's schools.

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Bio-Key Launches Emergency Alert Platforms for Schools

Bio-Key International has announced the release of two new emergency alert and management solutions for the education market. MobileSRO is designed specifically for the K-12 environment, while MobileCampus caters to higher education and other campus-based organizations.

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Check Point Launches Security Line for Virtual Applications

Check Point Software Technologies announced VPN-1 Virtual Edition (VE), which delivers security for virtual applications.

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Presidio ISD Orders Video Surveillance System from MDI

Presidio Independent School District in Texas has ordered a wireless video surveillance system from MDI.

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UrlScan 3.0 Aims To Block SQL Injection Attacks

Microsoft has released an improved security filter for its Internet Information Service (IIS) Web server that is designed to help thwart SQL injection attacks. The free application, called UrlScan 3.0 (Release-to-Web version), is an add-on tool to IIS that provides real-time verification of HTTP server requests, potentially blocking malicious code.

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Ocean Springs District Adopts Hosted Document Management

Ocean Springs School District in Mississippi is moving its data center to a hosted environment. The district recently announced that it's adopted the ImageNow hosted enterprise document management system from Perceptive Software in an effort to bolster its disaster recovery plan.

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Teltronics, GE Security Partner for School IP Communications and Security

Teltronics announced recently that it's been selected by GE Security to provide a new IP-based, secure multimedia platform that will serve as the next generation of the company's StarCall system. Dubbed StarCall iPLUS, the new SIP-compliant, IP-based platform is designed to provide a host of new features designed to reduce costs and improve efficiency.

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