Archive for September, 2012

11 Sep 2012

Tracking School Children With RFID Tags? It’s All About the Benjamins | Threat Level | Wired.com

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We have all heard of chips inbedid into badges and livestock to help track certain things. What if they use them at schools to keep track of students for there own safety? That is exactly what a school board in Texas plans on doing. This tracking is called RFID tracking; if these are used then […]

10 Sep 2012

Identity a needed link in enterprise security chain

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ZDNet’s John Fontana summarizes a recent conference talk about the long-term value of identity management in businesses. The talk, given by Gartner’s Ian Glazer, claims that as the focus of identity and access management (IAM) moves from authentication to information protection, IAM personnel should cooperate more closely with security personnel. One possible outcome of such […]

10 Sep 2012

DNC Gaffe Puts Woman’s Identity At Risk

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While Bill Clinton was delivering his keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention, TV cameras cut to a woman in the audience who was showing her support for Clinton by openly brandishing her Medicare ID card in full view of the cameras. Since Medicare ID cards contain sensitive personal identifying information including social security number, […]

10 Sep 2012

UCard system gets a reboot

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The U-Card system is getting an upgrade. As a result, swiping is no longer required to enter dorm facilities. Now, a simple tap of the card will suffice. The cards use chip technology. Card readers have also been installed in laundry facilities and campus convenience stores. The switch in technology came about because the University […]

10 Sep 2012

Tracking School Children With RFID Tags? It’s All About the Benjamins

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Two schools in Texas issued RFID-tagged student ID cards at the start of this semester, reigniting a debate about whether or not RFID tags should be used to monitor students’ attendance at school. Proponents for their use are concerned with school funding, stating that students are counted as present at school even if they’re not […]

10 Sep 2012

HID Global’s Secure Identity Services

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With cybercrime reaching new heights and with home grown terrorists ready to make their presence known responsible entities can reduce their exposure to risk by looking at HID Global’s Secure Identity Services. This solution protects the personal identity of employees, and customers, with an integrated package of options for making not only your typical id […]

10 Sep 2012

Hosemann says Miss. voter ID law could survive

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Following the overturning of a voter ID law last week in Texas, the debate continues over a similar law passed this year in Mississippi. According to The Clarion-Ledger, Miss. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann expects the law to stand despite resistance from the federal Department of Justice. Opponents argue that the law may disenfranchise voters […]

07 Sep 2012

Security Cameras In School: Protective Or Invasive?

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This article was about the pros and cons of installing security cameras in schools in various parts of the country. Most callers felt that it had been a positive experience in their schools. Some cited instances of administrators using the equipment to see if the teachers were at work on time or if the students […]