Cybersecurity: IT Security
11/06/2007 - The Cyber Incident Detection Data Analysis Center (CIDDAC), a service to share real-time cyberthreat information, recently launched its National Operations Center at the University of Pennsylvania. CIDDAC will collect information about cyberthreats through intrusion-monitoring devices attached to corporate networks of companies that pay the $10,000 annual membership fee. The member companies will get alerts, reports, and “red phone” access to the operations center.@ There’s more about CIDDAC at SM Online.
Legal Report: School Security
11/06/2007 - A bill (S.B. 152) that would require school districts in Texas to implement bullying-prevention programs has been approved by the state’s Senate and has been taken up by the House of Representatives.
Schools: School Security
11/02/2007 - Link Elements Of Campus Security Design Guidelines.
Legal Report: Surveillance
11/02/2007 - A Washington appeals court has ruled that a bus surveillance tape recorded by a public school cannot be released to the parents of one of the bus riders. In the case, the parents argued that the school was required to turn over the tape—showing their child being hit by another student—under the state’s public disclosure law. The law requires that the state turn over public records unless the release is specifically exempt from the law. The school argued that records relating to disciplinary issues are exempt from the law. The court agreed. (Lindeman v. Kelso School District No. 458, Washington Court of Appeals, No. 31825-3-II, 2005)
Schools: Access Control
11/02/2007 - At SUNY’s University at Albany, access control devices—and security—are being enhanced in an ongoing project.
SM Online: Fire Safety
11/01/2007 - A report on fires in student housing finds that most occurred off-campus.
Daily Headline : Best Practices \ Case Studies
11/01/2007 - The Department of Education has developed guidelines and brochures for school officials and parents to better understand students' privacy rights.
SM Online: Crime
10/31/2007 - A new handlbook helps explain reporting requirements.
News & Trends
10/29/2007 - School children are told that “practice makes perfect,” in skills such as penmanship. When it comes to amateur forgeries, however, that bit of childhood wisdom might not hold true.
10/29/2007 - The key to school security is proactive intelligence gathering. A tip line can help.
Editor's Note: School Security
09/26/2007 - Schools learn a lesson about security.
09/26/2007 - Broward County in Florida tells how an electronic visitor management system helps its schools keep out sex offenders and others who might endanger students.
Case Study: Access Control
09/25/2007 - A historic New York university installs modern access control in new dorms.