Security & Privacy


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.

Bodycams Beginning To Percolate in Schools

Two school districts are adopting the use of body cameras this fall to record interactions.

Free K-6 Kit Teaches Cybersecurity

The same organization that challenges students to compete in cyber-security competitions now wants to help younger students learn cyber-security.

Emergency Alert Provider Expands Mass Notification Capabilities

The Situational Awareness and Response Assistant system from Status Solutions now has the ability to make a massive number of warning phone calls at once.

Two Texas Districts Choose Skyward for SIS Work

Mesquite Independent School District chose the application based on its reputation among other Texas schools. Charter school Village Tech Schools selected it to improve communications and other operations.

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