Security

  • Childnet launches e-safety programme for primary schools

    By Jonathan Swift on September 1, 2016
    Childnet has announced that it is extending its innovative Childnet Digital Leaders Programme to all UK schools; putting young people at the forefront of educating their peers about staying safe online. The new programme for primary schools was announced today, following a successful first year of the secondary schools programme that has seen over a thousand young people undergo training […]
  • The ABC of securing classroom technology

    By Education Today on April 22, 2013
    With budgets under pressure and learning continuity under threat, physically securing ICT assets is becoming a classroom priority, explains Stephen Hoare, European Marketing Director at Kensington. “The sad reality is that with the arrival of the ‘digital classroom’, schools are becoming prime targets for theft. Items like netbooks, laptops and iPads – and even peripherals such as keyboards and mice […]
  • Biometric versus multi-format access control systems

    By Education Today on April 22, 2013
    John Davies, Managing Director of TDSi
, discusses maintaining security and protecting student information within schools. The forthcoming Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 (which comes into force from September 2013) adds new legislation to the Data Protection Act 1998 on holding personal data and is especially relevant to the installation of biometric systems. Under the provisions in the new act, schools […]
  • A managed approach to e-safety in schools

    By Education Today on March 6, 2013
    Paul Evans, Managing Director at Redstor, provider of cloud services, including e-safety for schools, discusses the need to implement the right e-safety systems to protect and educate pupils against modern day threats. “As children become increasingly ‘tech-savvy’, one would struggle to argue that the Internet has not positively bolstered the learning experience, bringing with it a plethora of resources for […]
  • Aperio is the educated choice at the University of Surrey

    By Education Today on March 6, 2013
    ASSA ABLOY Access Control’s innovative Aperio locking solution has been fitted by integrators WOT Security at the University of Surrey to instantly upgrade the security systems in place to an all encompassing, wireless access control solution. Security requirements The University of Surrey campus is based in Guildford and home to 18,000 students and around 3000 staff. Secuirty is hugely important […]
  • ASSA ABLOY access control monitors the discussion

    By Education Today on February 5, 2013
    ASSA ABLOY Access Control has launched a new downloadable white paper to open a discussion on the issues surrounding measuring student attendance at university today. The white paper, entitled, ‘Should student attendance be monitored?’ is now available at www.assaabloy.co.uk/aperio and looks at the new internal and external pressures on universities to monitor and record student attendance. Taken into account in […]
  • Mul-T-Lock achieves a first in security with the University of Southampton

    By Education Today on January 14, 2013
    As part of an ongoing complete security upgrade across six campus sites, the University of Southampton has specified Mul-T-Lock’s patented security master key suites for their halls of residence. Mul-T-Lock has maintained a direct working partnership with the in house locksmith team at the University of Southampton for 14 years, supplying 1000’s sets of Nemef locks, handles and Mul-T-Lock high […]
  • Education sector affected by changes to criminal records systems

    By Education Today on January 14, 2013
    The Government is scaling back the criminal records and barring systems to ensure fair and proportionate regulation of those wanting to work with vulnerable groups. The new scheme will have a direct impact on the education sector as Carol Smith, Senior Employment Consultant at Croner, a Wolters Kluwer business, explains. The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 was introduced to make […]
  • Stupid enough to steal? New software protects IT equipment

    By Education Today on January 14, 2013
    There’s never a good time to loose expensive IT equipment to theft, but when budgets are tight and procurement opportunities are few and far between, there’s a real need to implement secure measures to ensure that the equipment you already have remains yours to keep. This month, Education Today looks at how one school in Essex approached the protection requirements […]
  • Does your school comply with data protection laws?

    By Education Today on December 4, 2012
    A recently released report from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) aims to help schools ensure they are handling pupils’ personal information in-line with the Data Protection Act. The report was prompted by a survey of 400 schools across nine local authority areas that showed whilst awareness of data protection laws was generally good, schools need to pay more attention to […]