Last Tuesday, college and university presidents across Florida received a 1,250-word extortion email threatening violence.
In this day and age, securing educational facilities is not as simple as it once was. Long gone are the days of slapping CCTV cameras around the exterior of a building and calling it “secure.”
Many USB thumb drives being used on campuses today could be generously classified as BYOD, but many of these can be infected with malware and viruses that can adversely affect the entire college network.
Long before the Columbine High School massacre put school shootings in the media, the threat was already there, and certain emergency protocols had been put in place.
On the morning of Oct. 5, someone placed anonymous telephone calls to four high schools in Springfield, Ill., claiming in each call that that there was a bomb in the school and that everyone needed to get out of the building.
This time the alarm did sound, but it was not connected to the local fire department. In fact, not only did the building have no direct connection to fire department, it also had no automatic fire alarm at all.
Bullying is not new; however with social media it has become more prevalent. The growth in bullying is making it much more paramount for colleges to be more vigilant in this fight.
The glass and glazing industries have come a long way in the past few years, developing protective systems to better contain fire and therefore assist safe evacuation.
Security companies are working to protect campuses, students and faculty during extreme weather
Last week at ASIS, several companies had great products for the Campus Security vertical. Here are just a few of the best items we saw while attending the show.