Security & Privacy


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.

New Modular Fiber Interface for Camera Systems Suits Legacy Locations

A United Kingdom-based company has launched a new interface specifically for delivering fiber connectivity to compact and remote high-definition pan/tilt cameras in locations where updating cabling is difficult.

Kognito Intros Mental Health Tools for Schools

Kognito, a developer of immersive learning simulations related to challenging conversations, has created two new mental health products for schools: At-Risk for PK-12 Educators and Friend2Friend.

Arkansas Schools To Get Panic Button App

Starting in September all public schools in Arkansas will receive access to a "panic button" app for use during emergencies.

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