Security & Privacy

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

GoGuardian Launches Chromebook Management Tool for Teachers

The software is designed is to help keep students on-task and away from inappropriate content.

Huntsville City Schools Wins CyberPatriot Center of Excellence Designation

Huntsville City Schools has been named a Center of Excellence by the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot program.

LA Unified Police Pack iPads for School Safety Assessments

Los Angeles Unified School District has begun the long haul of assessing the safety of its 1,200 campuses with the help of specially trained "school site evaluators," iPads and a mobile school assessment tool.

The Top 5 Ways to Improve Smartphone Security

Eddie Schwartz, the chair of ISACA’s Cybersecurity Task Force, discusses his group's recent survey that asked cybersecurity professionals the best ways to protect students' mobile devices.

Survey: 87 Percent of Parents Are Concerned About Student Data Security

The survey, which was conducted online this spring by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Future of Privacy Forum, included 1,002 parents in the United States with children 17 and under.