A Primer on Electronic Security for Schools, Universities & Institutions

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Archive for December, 2009

What’s New in 2nd Edition School Security Primer

Since the publication of the first edition of A Primer on Electronic Security for Schools, Universities & Institutions, the security industry has witnessed many major changes including significant maturity within the digital video product offerings and fast progression of IT and IP based hardware. 

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Online Storage & Cloud Computing

Online cloud computing (where the actual programs reside offsite) and online storage solutions have entered the security marketplace. These developments have proven to be highly successful & cost effective for general business operations but have not been rapidly embraced by security applications due to concerns over security of data, potential loss of data, and business continuity should the cloud be inaccessible.

At first glance, online storage from providers such as Amazon & Google are enticing with very low cost per gigabyte.  Constantly streaming video creates high bandwidth demands which are too costly for most school environments. 

In addition to bandwidth constraints, access to security related data online is a concern.  The following excerpt from FBI Cyber Publication outlines some of these security concerns. Read the rest of this entry »


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