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Security Spotlight

  • FOIA Headache Cured at Howell

    Howell Public School District in Michigan faces a challenge few districts ever experience: a steady stream of Freedom of Information Act requests. Until recently, the district IT director used a tedious, manual process to fulfill those requests. Now he turns to his spam filtering service provider for help.More

School Security News & Issues

  • Cyber Defense Competition Calls on Highschoolers To Solve Network Security Problems

    The non-profit Air Force Association (AFA) has announced the coming of CyberPatriot II, which it promotes as possibly the largest ever high school cyber defense competition. Beginning Nov. 7, teams from schools in 44 U.S. states, South Korea, and Japan will compete to be the first to solve a series of cyber defense problems crippling a computer program specially designed for the competition by Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC).More
  • Human Error Puts Identities in Virginia and Kentucky at Risk

    Simple human blunders were at the heart of two data leaks--one in Virginia and the other Kentucky--in October.More
  • School Districts Get Federal Security Funding

    Districts including Livonia Public Schools and Clarenceville School District in Michigan and Revere Public Schools in Massachusetts are among the 128 beneficiaries of grants from the United States Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) issued to law enforcement agencies and municipalities to enhance school safety in 38 states. More
  • State Audit Finds Weak Controls over Computer Inventory in PA School District

    A Pennsylvania school district failed to maintain adequate controls over its laptops, which led to equipment thefts, according to a recent audit.More
  • ISBA Works To Help Idaho Schools Improve Safety

    The Idaho School Board Association (ISBA) has announced it is collaborating with insurance provider Moreton & Co. to bring the online training program to schools statewide. The program offers variety of online courses aimed at training users for complete preparedness in all manner of health- and safety-related scenarios in a school environment.More
  • Bexhill Deploys Technology To Monitor Student Web Use

    Bexhill College, a British sixth form educational institution (akin to an American community college though with slightly younger students), has implemented Spector 360 from SpectorSoft Monitoring Software to meet "duty of care" requirements for student Web access.More
  • Oregon District Deploys Surveillance Network

    Canby School District of Canby, OR has deployed an IP-based video surveillance network across several of its campuses. More
  • Surveillance Software Provides 3D View of Camera Images

    New software from Feeling Software provides a 3D view of a large area under video surveillance--such as a campus. Initially targeted for city surveillance, the application, called Omnipresence, helps a public safety person quickly understand a situation as viewed through multiple video cameras.More