Is your school PTA considering a mobile and online school directory for your school parents? How will you select from the number of vendors that are available? What will be your criteria? Trust: It can be a daunting task to select from a large number of available school directory vendors. The key driving force should be to find a trusted product by a trusted vendor. Word of mouth is always a good start in the selection process. But, Google search can also provide you with a list of directory providers. Choose a provider that has been doing business for several years minimum and has built up solid product repertoire and an online presence. Assess the founder and the team behind the product. LinkedIn is an excellent platform to find additional information about their professional background and expertise. The websites for each of the vendors will also provide you with information […]
Data privacy and data security have become hot-button issue in recent weeks. Facebook, the social networking giant with over 214 million active users in the US and 2.2. billion worldwide is the focus of public scrutiny and ire. It has been reported that profiles of fifty million Facebook users was not just accessed without their consent by a 3rd party developer and then sold to a consulting firm which the data to sway these same users in the 2016 US Presidential elections. Its gets even worse, Facebook knew about this three years ago but did not come clean with a disclosure. Not surprisingly, people feel betrayed by Facebook who they had ‘trusted’ with their data. So, there is a breach of trust. But, is there a breach in data privacy and/or data security? What do these two terms mean? Information is “secure” when a system correctly enforces the access rights […]
As we all know, having our phone numbers and email addresses private and secure is important to every parent. As we all know, the ‘do not call’ registry does not prevent us from getting marketing calls and emails every day. MobileArq provides¬† industry standard security compliance from Trustwave that keeps parents’ personal information safe and secure. What does Trustwave compliance mean?¬† Trustwave compliance ensures that the servers that store and serve the data over the internet are not accessible through any of the routes that are known to system administrators. In other words, tests are carried out daily that knock on several back doors and windows to the server and make sure all of the doors are completely sealed off. Interestingly, most of the internet is not Trustwave compliant. If every server on the internet were Trustwave compliant, the entire internet would be bullet proof and safe.
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.