School Security :: January 8, 2008

Catching Bullying in the Web

Schools tap new Web-based system of automating student safety management

Administrators at Beavercreek City Schools have always known the value of student safety, but it wasn't until recently that the Ohio-based district moved its system onto the Web in an automated format that allows it to closely monitor issues like bullying, accidents, and bad behavior....

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Planning for the Next Disaster: Pandemic

The experts tell us that a pandemic is inevitable. The only question is when it will happen. Is your organization ready? Can you keep essential IT functions running? What can you do to be prepared?...

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Crime at Schools Flat in Latest DOJ Stats

Serious crime at schools has not increased in the latest statistics to be released by the United States Department of Justice. In fact, in some cases, it's gone down. And, furthermore, school-aged children are still wildly more likely to be the victims of violent crime or theft away from school than at school, according to a recently released report from the DOJ and the U.S. Department of Education called Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2007....

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10,000 Schools Adopt Free Web Security Tool

With mandates to provide controlled online experiences for students, districts around the United States have begun in earnest to adopt Web filtering, content blocking, and proxy blocking solutions for their schools. And with many lacking the budgets for dedicated appliances, huge numbers of these have turned to free online security solutions. The largest of these, OpenDNS, reported to THE Journal this week that more than 10,000 schools have adopted its free Web filtering and proxy blocking solution over the last year....

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Trojans 2 Crimeware Exploits Web 2.0 Technologies

Just when you thought life couldn't get any riskier for Web app developers, a new species of malicious code is poised to begin oozing onto our networks. Dubbed "Trojans 2.0" by Web security vendor Finjan, this new Web-borne threat leverages Web 2.0 technology--RSS feeds, social networks, blogs and mashups--to provide crackers with easy and scalable command-and-control schemes....

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GWT: Advanced AJAX Security

Billy Hoffman gave a talk on advanced AJAX security at the recent Google Web Toolkit (GWT) conference in San Francisco. Hoffman manages HP Security Labs, which was SPIDynamics until HP acquired it this year, along with Hoffman. He focuses on automated discovery of Web application vulnerabilities and Web crawling technologies....

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Oklahoma Consults ADT for School Security

The Oklahoma State School Boards Association announced that it's inked a deal with security firm ADT Security Services to provide training, materials, and purchasing advice for the state's 569 "current and prospective" member school districts. As part of the agreement, ADT will provide risk assessments to all member school districts and will help locate grants and other sources of funding for security solutions for schools....

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