Security blogs

11
Jun
Data Security Matters - Don't Panic

Data Security Matters - Don't Panic
by Owen Napier in Security

The announcement that Truecrypt, the universally revered open source encryption tool is no longer in supported development has taken everyone by surprise. In May this year, visitors and potential users of the software tool were greeted with the following message: "WARNING: Using TrueCrypt is...

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13
Nov
Autumn Conference Report

Autumn Conference Report
by Phil Birchinall in Security

Thanks to all our delegates for a great event at Chill Factor. Also, a big thank you to Sean, Emily and James from Steljes who gave a fantastic demonstration of the latest SMART Table. It's clear just how far the table has developed from the early days of 2008 into a powerful and compelling inte...

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8
Nov
Is it time to BYOD?

Is it time to BYOD?
by Owen Napier in Security

It's no wonder that more and more schools are seriously considering a Bring your Own Device (BYOD) scheme. Not only is this a popular trend being imported from industry, it addresses the looming challenge of how schools can meet the gap between rising pupil expectations and ever dwindling budget...

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28
Oct
Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality
by Phil Birchinall in Security

Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that certainly leaves an impression when you first encounter it. We've been working with our partners Inspyro developing resources that focus on World War 1. Watching teachers and children gasp as the cenotaph appears on their desk through the iPad camera i...

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10
Oct
Cybercrime in Schools - Reality or Hype?

Cybercrime in Schools - Reality or Hype?
by Owen Napier in Security

Working in education technology I'm often struck by the exponential nature of development. Take the price of data storage or the power of a portable device. In both cases, the position today would be almost unimaginable just a few years ago when a terabyte of storage cost £1000s, or the mo...

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