School Security :: May 26, 2009

Security Spotlight

  • Securing Virtual Learning at Tulsa Tech

    Introducing virtual learning at Tulsa Tech requires making sure instruction is delivered in whatever form the student is most comfortable with. And that, in turn, means the IT organization needs to have a firm grip on who's accessing the network, where they're connecting from, and what they're using to make that connection. More

School Security News & Issues

  • North Carolina District Eliminates Security Positions in Cutbacks

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina will be cutting 58 campus security associate (CSA) positions from the district and reducing CSA overtime as part of budget reductions for the 2009-2010 school year. According to the district's annual report, the savings from the eliminated positions will reduce state costs by $1.9 million and local costs by about $11,000. More
  • Cybercriminals Imitating Social Networks To Spread Malware

    Research by a security product vendor shows that cybercriminals are using domain names that reference popular social networking sites to lure users to fake Web sites. The results of research conducted by Websense, which makes security software, reveals a growing domain-name cloning trend that includes brands like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. More
  • School Districts Increase Emergency Alerts, Surveillance on Students

    School districts are saturating their campuses with surveillance cameras, with nearly four in five (79 percent) reporting that they use cameras at their schools--an increase of nine points over the last 12 months, according to a new report More
  • Minnesota District Deploys Emergency Alert System

    Both Detroit Lakes School District and the city of Detroit Lakes in Minnesota are deploying a mass communications system to help notify parents, students, and residents at large of emergencies. More
  • Purdy School District Moves to Enterprise Surveillance Manager

    Purdy R-II School, a district in Missouri, has selected ipConfigure's scalable enterprise surveillance manager, ESM 4.5, as part of a district-wide upgrade project for its three schools. More
  • PA's Portage Moves to IP Surveillance

    Portage Area School District in Pennsylvania will be implementing a new video surveillance system in its high school under a contract with Intelligent Decisions. The turnkey IP-based network video surveillance set-up uses servers designed for high-definition surveillance and redundancy and new megapixel technology digital cameras. More

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