Security & Privacy

4 Steps to Providing More Access in Schools

A frequent conflict that educators have with their IT departments is over access to content for students — content that's often being blocked at the behest of administrators and parents. And many IT directors are becoming less interested in being stuck in the middle.

Time Warner Partners with i-Safe Ventures on CIPA Compliance

Time Warner Cable Business Class has partnered with i-SAFE Ventures with the goal of making it easier for E-Rate schools to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act.

Report: Privacy Elusive in World Linked by Mobile and IoT

An annual report published by the Georgia Institute of Technology examined the emerging cyber threats for the coming year, among them: ever-shrinking personal privacy, lackadaisical security considerations in the Internet of Things and a dearth of trained experts to stay on top of cybersecurity considerations for organizations.

Managing Student Identities in the Digital Era

Technologies like single sign-on are convenient, but do they compromise the security and privacy of students' data?

Newtown Public Schools Adds Visitor Management Software

The school system that suffered the worst school shooting ever in an elementary school is continuing to bolster its safety and security

Council Rock School District Deploys Integrated Network Security System

Council Rock School District in Pennsylvania has implemented an integrated system to help IT staff identify and resolve network security issues for its 15 schools, 13,000 students and staff, and 5,000 devices.

Mitigating DDoS Attacks to Reduce Testing Outages

DDoS attacks are regularly launched on school systems to expose student records and hold information hostage. More often, DDoS attacks cause testing outages.

Annual Cybersecurity Games Expands Opportunities for High School Students

The 12th annual Cybersecurity Awareness Week is expanding the opportunities for high school students to get involved with webinars in advance and self-guided online education modules that they can use to prepare for the High School Forensics Challenge, one of six contests for college and high school students to participate in.

NetRef Updates Internet Filtering Tool for Schools

NetRef, a tool designed to help educators control student access to Internet resources, has released version 2.1 of the software, which includes several new features.

IlliniCloud Co-Op Adding Security Services

Joint initiative brings together top IT security experts and cloud computing resources across partner school districts