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Articles by Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education.

When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps.

Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura

Setting students on the path to high school graduation

On the road to graduation, ninth grade is the place where many students lose their way. To help all students cross the finish line with a diploma in hand, it…

Let everyone know it’s just a drill

I’ve used this blog several times to urge schools to have an emergency plan in place and then practice it again and again. The plan should cover...…

Top-notch security a must to remain in compliance, gain grants

Investing in procedures, training, and equipment that can make networks more secure is well worth the expense for higher-education institutions, and not only for the savings to bank accounts—and reputations—that…

How four institutions manage security threats

IT managers at Stanford University were concerned. As security threats to colleges and universities increased, Stanford needed to keep private matters private—but at the same time, the university’s IT staff…

Network Security Glossary of Terms

ACL (access control list): A method of keeping in check the internet traffic that attempts to flow through a given hub, router, firewall, or similar device. Access control is often…

eSN Special Report: Next-Generation Network Security

In the Middle Ages, city planners and feudal land owners relied on a multilayered approach to keep marauders at bay: Those laying siege to a castle, for instance, first had…

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Lawmaker’s net neutrality compromise: Solution or last gasp?

As House Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, D-Calif., prepares to release his legislative proposal for new rules to preserve an open internet, a leaked version reveals that it would limit…

Rutgers freshmen charged for using hidden camera on a student

In a case of video voyeurism gone high-tech, a pair of Rutgers University freshmen secretly placed a camera in a dorm room earlier this month and broadcast a live feed…

Mobile device boom sparks U.S. web address shortage

A telecommunications official on Sept. 28 warned that the United States could run out of unique internet addresses to assign to new devices by the end of next year, Reuters…