Teachout Security

Naperville eyes enhanced school security — on officials’ phones

District 203 administrators will get live camera feeds on their phones Administrators at some Naperville schools soon will be able to keep an eye on things whether they’re across the building or across the country. Naperville Unit District 203 plans to allow administrators access to live security camera images from mobile devices such as iPads […]

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Major Breaches Could Undermine Consumer Confidence, Experts Warn

Consumers still have faith in payment cards, but Global Payments Inc.’s massive data breach will make life tougher for issuers trying to reassure audiences that all is well. News of the event rippled across mainstream websites over the past weekend, reawakening consumer and industry concerns about the risk to millions when criminals expose sensitive data, […]

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Hackers had ‘full control’ of hijacked Nasa network

Hackers broke into Nasa computer systems 13 times last year and gained “full functional control” of systems in breaches that could have compromised US national security, the space agency has admitted. Nasa spends only $58m of its $1.5bn annual IT budget on cyber security, Paul Martin, the agency’s inspector general, told a Congressional panel on […]

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Cyber security: Locking down your computers a safety essential

Multi-State Information and Sharing Analysis Center Click here to visit the Department of Homeland Security’s site on National Cyber Security Awareness month.Many of our critical government services rely on the Internet and technology to function. While this inter-connectivity has many benefits — such as convenience and efficiency — there are risks associated with this digital […]

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Cracking Down on Crime in the Skies

Serious Incidents on Airplanes Decline, but Drunk, Unruly Passengers Still Disrupt Travel Increased fines and zero-tolerance policies have reduced “air rage” on planes, government statistics show. But dozens of passengers are denied boarding or kicked off planes every day, according to reports from airlines and flight-attendant unions. The police blotter last year included passengers arrested […]

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Internet Explorer aces security test as Google faces accusations

IE9 proves 96-plus percent effective in blocking malware, while Chrome, Firefox, and Safari all lag Internet Explorer 9 should be the go-to browser for organizations concerned about protecting machines from malicious downloads, according to a new study from NSS Labs: Microsoft’s browser trounced rivals Chrome, Firefox, and Safari in the security company’s more recent malware-blocking […]

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Visa Offers Services to Handle Chip-Card Security So Banks Don’t Have To

A new service from Visa helps issuing banks get a security boost from chip-cards without the costly and time-consuming technology investments that would normally be required. Visa cards that use the EMV chip standard have a special code called an iCVV, which is submitted with each transaction to prove the card’s legitimacy. This code serves […]

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DA looks to help firms and others avoid workplace violence

When future Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone worked for a security consulting firm following the Sept. 11 attacks, clients consistently ranked one worry ahead of even terrorism: workplace violence Describing a rise in such cases across both the county and the nation, Leone has formed a special initiative to meet the challenge. Since taking office, […]

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DHS guidance to state and local fusion centers going unused

The Homeland Security Department’s outreach to dozens of intelligence fusion centers run by state and local agencies apparently suffered a disconnect along the way, according to a new report. DHS officials said they distributed the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide-502 to the 64 fusion centers to help them coordinate their anti-crime activities with state and local emergency […]

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Windows 8 can scrub data from disk, but not up to tough security specifications

Windows 8 includes a reset function that restores the operating system to a clean state and scrubs data applications from the disk, but falls short of making that data unrecoverable, according to Microsoft. The operating system, now available as a developer’s preview, can also refresh itself, restoring the operating system to its original state while […]

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