security http://nhpr.org en Improving School Security: Guidelines From The N.H. Department Of Safety http://nhpr.org/post/improving-school-security-guidelines-nh-department-safety <p>After last December's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Division of Homeland Security &amp; Emergency Management conducted a survey and determined that N.H.’s school buildings are at widely varied levels of security. In response, they developed the following recommendations based on three core standards: Surveillance, Access Control, &amp; Emergency Alerting. Each school will have to take into account their budgetary constraints &amp; environmental factors when considering how to implement the guidelines.</p><p></p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:31:17 +0000 Sara Plourde 39957 at http://nhpr.org Improving School Security: Guidelines From The N.H. Department Of Safety For Many N.H. Schools, Sandy Hook Brought Security Needs To Forefront http://nhpr.org/post/many-nh-schools-sandy-hook-brought-security-needs-forefront <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many schools in New Hampshire enhanced their security in response to the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. a year ago.</span></p><p>Those new measures come at a big cost to school districts.</p><p>And they’re forcing school officials to decide what type of security works for their buildings and their communities.</p><p></p><p>Even the head of Nashua’s school district needs clearance before he’s allowed into any of the city’s 17 schools.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:41:39 +0000 Michael Brindley 39967 at http://nhpr.org For Many N.H. Schools, Sandy Hook Brought Security Needs To Forefront Report: Man Who Shot Son At Manchester YWCA Was Not Searched http://nhpr.org/post/report-man-who-shot-son-manchester-ywca-was-not-searched <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The man who killed his 9-year-old son and then himself during a supervised visit at the Manchester YWCA in August was not searched before entering the building.</span></p><p>The state Attorney General’s office released its <a href="http://doj.nh.gov/media-center/press-releases/2013/documents/20131107-manchester-murder-suicide-report.pdf" target="_blank">final report</a> on the incident on Thursday.</p><p></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:41:47 +0000 Michael Brindley 38156 at http://nhpr.org Report: Man Who Shot Son At Manchester YWCA Was Not Searched NYU Journalism Professor: Hack Me! http://nhpr.org/post/nyu-journalism-professor-hack-me <p>If you’ve been keeping up on the scope of NSA data harvesting and reports of corporations selling – or losing – your personal data, you may well be:</p><p>a) scared out of your wits</p><p>b) changing your passwords, securing your routers taking steps to protect your data or&nbsp;</p><p>c) throwing your hands up in the air and surrendering to the new insecurity state. There is also the option of throwing out your smart phone, pulling down the shades, and curling up in a ball.</p><p><strong>Adam Penenberg </strong>is an editor for <em><a href="http://pandodaily.com/">PandoDaily</a></em>, a technology news site and a professor of journalism at New York University. He wrote about hiring hackers to test his own security – and <a href="http://pandodaily.com/2013/10/26/i-challenged-hackers-to-investigate-me-and-what-they-found-out-is-chilling/">found himself</a> &nbsp;to be more vulnerable than he thought.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:49:17 +0000 Virginia Prescott 38140 at http://nhpr.org NYU Journalism Professor: Hack Me! There's an App for that: Super Secure, High Level Encryption http://nhpr.org/post/theres-app-super-secure-high-level-encryption <p>An app released this week called Silent Circle says it offers&nbsp;NSA level encryption tools to ordinary citizens. That means e-mails, phone calls, and text messages can’t be traced, intercepted, or recovered by just about anybody. <strong>Russell Brandom </strong>is a staff writer for Buzzfeed, <a href="http://www.buzzfeed.com/tommywilhelm/why-is-the-government-afraid-of-this-iphone-app">where he wrote about the developers of Silent Circle</a>.</p><p></p><p>Check out&nbsp;"A&nbsp;Peek into&nbsp;Silent Circle":</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 17:25:32 +0000 Virginia Prescott 14799 at http://nhpr.org There's an App for that: Super Secure, High Level Encryption The Age of Cyber Warfare http://nhpr.org/post/age-cyber-warfare <p>We get the latest on the increasing problem of cyber attacks and cyber threats from two long-time observers of this trend.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:00:38 +0000 Laura Knoy 8056 at http://nhpr.org The Age of Cyber Warfare