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School Security :: January 27, 2009

Security Spotlight

  • Identity Theft Searches on the Rise

    Identity theft searches are on the rise, according to Tiversa, suggesting that identify theft itself is also increasing. Research by the company, which specializes in helping organizations mitigate data leaks, said identity theft-related searches have risen by about a third during the last quarter of 2008. More

School Security News & Issues

  • Q1 and McAfee to Integrate Network, Security, and Compliance Management

    Q1 Labs announced that it would be integrating QRadar, its network security management offering, with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) software, a unified security and compliance management system. More
  • 2 Chicago Schools Implement Emergency Text Message Notification System

    North Park Elementary and Sacred Heart School, both independent schools in Chicago enrolling elementary students through grade 8, have implemented Simplified Alerts, an emergency notification system that notifies parents of school closures and emergency situations via automatic text messaging. More
  • Plagiarism Checker Works with Peer Student Revision Tool

    Oshkosh Area School District in Wisconsin is testing a suite of tools from iParadigms, which produces Turnitin.com, a Web site that tests for plagiarism. Using the Turnitin service, called WriteCycle, Oshkosh West High School teachers can collect student papers electronically and submit them for analysis against an ever-evolving database containing millions of journals, periodicals, student papers, and other possible resources. More
  • Georgia District Deploys Unitrends To Protect Data

    Griffin-Spalding County Schools has installed the Unitrends Rapid Recovery System to provide hardware protection and data backup and recovery in the event of a disaster. The suburban district, located 40 miles south of Atlanta, comprises 21 schools teaching grades K through 12. More
  • NetSupport Launches Notify 2.0 Alert Software

    At the FETC 2009 conference in Orlando, FL last week, NetSupport debuted its new NetSupport Notify 2.0 desktop alert software. More
  • Yahoo Mail Calls on Abaca To Filter Malware

    Abaca Technology said that Yahoo will use its e-mail security solution to help protect users from e-mail-borne malware attacks. More
  • Nokia Mobile Devices Lock Onto GPS Security

    Nokia and Securitas announced that they'll be cooperating on plans to enhance GPS-related security services in Nokia mobile devices, at least for the European market. More

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