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April 28, 2014

Why is a printed school directory more insecure than a mobile and online directory?

Auctioning off a 2006-2007 Hale/Field school directory… #WHSassassins pic.twitter.com/gkYqJzP0so Sarah Petersen, April 23, 2014 The print school directories is a valuable tool for parents who want to connect with other parents in their school community.  However, these print directories also represent a security risk since they can be readily transferred to anyone outside of the intended school community.  An extreme misuse of the directory and its contents is illustrated by an example of an ongoing online auction of school directory to the highest bidder. Please show your strong disapproval of this directory auction posting.  A collective request to remove this posting will prevent similar postings in the future.
April 23, 2014

How School Directory compilations can lead to eye problems?

April 16, 2014

PTA/PTO in the cloud

What is the PTA in a cloud? What is the “cloud” anyway? These days almost all data is stored permanently on a private and secure place that can be accessed via the internet. Typically, the remote server that a user is accessing via the web interface is the “the cloud”. Data in the “cloud” does not mean anyone can see it – only the authorized users would be able to access the data. Data could be your PTA’s documents, forms or whatever you might want to store on the cloud. A PTA/PTO deals with secure and private data and financials year after year, as they build the student directory and run half a dozen fundraisers each year. Keeping your PTA/O information on a private and secure place on the internet, that is not google-able is the best time saver and collaborative tool. Instead of sending emails loaded with attachments to […]
April 13, 2014

What the HeartBleed Security Bug Means to an Internet User?

                                                          All of us use devices connected to the internet every single day, whether it is to browse the web, get our financial information or connect to our children’s schools. So it is essential for us to understand the implications of the HeartBleed Bug for us as an internet user. In this article, we explain the HeartBleed bug in a layman’s language and its impact upon the regular user. When you submit any information on the internet, whether it is a keyword or phrase that you are searching on Google or a username for logging into a secure website, your query is converted into a coded message or encrypted to insure its security from an ‘eavesdropper’. The security flaw termed as the […]