Site Map - Education

Morning Security Brief: Confusion on Ebola Policies and Procedures, EU Data Policy, Wearable Panic Buttons for Schools, and More

- Policies and procedures surrounding individuals who may have been exposed to Ebola are muddled, and the CDC is attempting to offer guidance. A Swedish Internet service provider has been ordered by a court to retain metadata for police that indicates a customer or subscriber's location information. A Bergen County, New Jersey school is implementing wearable panic buttons for its staff of nearly 100. And more.

Threat Reporting Made Easy

- A new online reporting tool makes it more likely that this community college will learn about troubled students before they spin out of control.


- The Global Corruption Barometer 2013 from Transparency International spotlights the prevalence of bribes when interacting with public officials and services.

An App Approach to Crime

- Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna University is using a smartphone app to make it easier for students, faculty, and staff to report concerns to security.

Morning Security Brief: Olympics Security Plans Found On Train, Google's Cybersecurity Campaign, White House Lockdown, and More

- A police officer leaves the security plans for the 2012 Olympics on a commuter train. Google creates a new page to teach Internet users about cybersecurity. White House put on lockdown during Occupy protests. And more.

Gang Violence

- The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s Web site highlights efforts to combat gang violence around the country.

Social Media

- In two similar cases, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that students who created unflattering fake MySpace pages that seemed to come from their principals were protected under the First Amendment. The courts ruled that the schools could not discipline the students for activities conducted off school grounds.

To Carry or Not to Carry

- After a campus shooting—especially a mass shooting as occurred at Virginia Tech in 2007—there are suggestions that if students or faculty had been armed, they could have defended themselves. Others see the mixture of concealed carry of firearms and campus life as a recipe for disaster.

EPA Puts Chemical Databases Online

- Chemical exposure studies and toxicity from more than 500 tests conducted on more than 300 chemicals will be available for public viewing online thanks to two new databases from the Environmental Protection Agency.

Is the iPad Useful for Security Professionals?

- The iPad reportedly already accounts for .03% of Web traffic. That might not sound like a lot but that's compared to the BlackBerry's .04%, according to Engadget. What's that have to do with security you ask?

Homeland Security Heads to High School

- Since 9-11, colleges and universities began offering degrees in homeland security. Now that trend has perculated down to high schools, reports The Los Angeles Times.

Diploma Mills

- In 2004, the Government Accountability Office discovered that 28 senior officials in the government had received their higher education degrees from either diploma mills or unaccredited universities. Read the testimony before Congress that helped cause the scandal.

Accredited Schools

- Due to the abundance of employees with degrees from diploma mills and unaccredited universities, the Department of Education has provided a database of schools with legitimate accreditation.

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