Security & Privacy

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.

German University Reports Severe Software Vulnerabilities Up in 2015

According to Hasso Plattner Institute, while fewer software security vulnerabilities were reported worldwide in 2015 than in 2014, the number of published vulnerabilities with a high level of severity has increased.

IQ Onsite Debuts Communication App

IQ Onsite, a company that provides mobile tools for constituent relationship management, has launched Campus Ping, a communication tool for educational institutions, with two new pilot programs.

Battelle Debuts Active Shooter Response System

A global non-profit research and development organization has taken on the challenge of how to identify when an active shooter situation has begun and how building occupants and public safety people should respond.

iKeepSafe Intros California Student Privacy Product Assessment Program

A national non-profit working on online student safety has taken upon itself the work of creating a set of digital badges to identify education technology products that adhere to privacy laws.

EFF Complaint Charges Google with Collecting Student Data Despite Privacy Pledge

In the FTC complaint, the Electronic Frontier Foundation accused the search company of violating the terms of the Student Privacy Pledge, which it signed alongside 204 other companies.

High School Violence Targeted in Student-Focused Safety Program

Two universities and a behavioral research and development firm will be working together on a five-year project to reduce high school violence.

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