Security & Privacy


Private School Turns to Tech To Manage Classroom Activities Online

A private school in Fort Worth, TX with 167 students in grades preK-8 has adopted a new Internet management tool to keep students on task.

Multi-Year Initiative to Nail Down Student Privacy Issues in Education Software

Working with 40 school districts, including some of the largest ones in the country, the education division of Common Sense Media has gone public with details about a long-term project to help schools better understand student data privacy issues and choose applications that commit to safe practices in their terms of service and privacy policies.

NSA, LifeJourney Partner To Offer Students a Taste of Cybersecurity Careers

LifeJourney, an online career simulation experience provider, will launch Day of Cyber February 29 at the RSA 2016 Conference in San Francisco in conjunction with the National Security Agency.

Latest DC Snafu Exposes Student Data on Dropbox

About 12,000 students who possess individualized education programs (IEPs) had personal information posted to a public Dropbox site attending schools in Washington, D.C.

Theft Detection Software Helps Find Kids Too

Yes, theft technology can be a dandy tool for ensuring that a stolen computer gets returned to its rightful owner. But Absolute Software has also found itself involved in tracking down kids as well, who need other kinds of help.

Missouri District Pilots RFID Door and School Bus Access

A 1,400-student Missouri school district is trying out technology for hands-free door and vehicle access.

Lightspeed Launches New Web Filtering Rocket

An education technology company that provides network management tools for schools has updated its Web filtering appliance.

Report: Phishing Attacks on the Upswing

Phishing attacks are up 13 percent and spear phishing attacks are up 22 percent from 2014, according to new research from Wombat Security Technologies.

Toshiba Launches Surveillance Education Program

Toshiba's security division has introduced a new bundle of services for schools that use its surveillance equipment.

In 2016 Smartphones, IoT and Mobile Payment Top List for Break-ins

Malware will grow. Attacks on Android and other mobile devices will continue. And payment platforms and the Internet of Things will become sources for new kinds of security vulnerabilities. These all surface as predictions from security vendor Panda Software for the new year.

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