Security & Privacy

Fordham Study Finds Major Problems with Public School Use of Data in Cloud Computing

Schools are fairly clueless regarding the impact of their decisions on student privacy in adopting cloud services, according to a new study by Fordham Law School's Center on Law and Information Policy.

Impulse Point Integrates SafeConnect with iboss Secure Web Gateway for BYOD Security

Impulse Point SafeConnect, a network security tool for K-12, now integrates with the iboss secure Web gateway to provide identity-based access management for education networks.

How Little Data Breaches Cause Big Problems For Schools

Strict state laws leave little room for error when it comes to securing student information. Fortunately, beefing up data security policies does more than safeguard students.

Schools Adopt System for Reporting Concerns

Two school systems have recently adopted the same anonymous reporting system, but for different reasons.

Bradford Adds Hyper-V Server 2012 Support in Network Sentry 6.2

Bradford Networks has unveiled Network Sentry 6.2, adding support for Microsoft Hyper-V Server and integration with MaaS360 mobile device management.

Trend Micro Offers $15k Technology Grants for Public Schools

As part of its 25th anniversary, data security firm Trend Micro is offering grants to 12 K-12 schools and districts in the United States, including cash, in-kind contributions, and IT professional services.

Helium Bill Floats $270 Million to Rural Education

Rural education is receiving federal funding from an unexpected source: helium. Amid the federal government shutdown, the United States House and Senate passed a measure last week dealing with helium reserves that also reauthorized the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination program, affecting funding for more than 4,000 schools.

Walker County Schools Upgrades Firewalls, Rebuilds Data Center After Tornado

A Georgia school district is continuing to refine its network security after living for a couple of years with an infrastructure that had to be rebuilt after being eradicated in a tornado.

Registration Opens for NYU-Poly Hacking Competition

More than 10,000 participants from around the world will compete this month in an online contest designed to challenge and test their cyber security skills.

Washington State District Issuing Panic Devices

Grandview Middle School is outfitting its teachers and staff with small, lightweight radio frequency identification devices that can be used to notify others quickly in the event of an emergency.

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