CDW-G School Safety Index 2009.

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Provides a nationwide view of school safety issues from the perspective of more than 400 school district IT and security directors. The report reveals that while the number of security breaches increased in the last year, schools also made some important gains and are addressing critical areas of school safety: 1) 79 percent of districts report using surveillance cameras, compared to 70 percent in 2008. 2) 70 percent of school districts are using a mass notification system, compared to 45 percent in 2008. 3) 92% of districts are using some type of encryption to protect their network and critical data. Still, only three-quarters of survey respondents rated their current physical and cyber security as adequate. The report also finds that while K-12 districts are taking steps to improve network and building security, increased breaches caused an overall decline in schools' physical and cyber security scores. In the last 12 months, 55 percent of districts report experiencing an IT breach, and 67 percent experienced a physical breach such as break-ins, unauthorized persons in school buildings or vandalism.
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