You can’t prevent hackers and hacker threats, but you can prevent breaches like this! When you fail to apply the latest patches to your Systems, and when you fail to update People about new threats…you create GAPS for hackers. Hackers are like cockroaches… they only need one small GAP and they are in your Systems! Applying System patches to eliminate vulnerabilities and GAPS is not that difficult, however, it takes discipline to make System patches a priority and it requires ongoing awareness to know when System patches are available to be applied. WannaCry is an expensive and embarrassing lesson learned (a global lesson learned) forRead More →

Awareity, Inc. is expanding their leadership in proven community-based prevention services and enhancing their Threat Assessment, Incident Management & Prevention Services (TIPS) platform with a new hotline/phone service option from Childhelp. Childhelp, also a leader in prevention, has been leading the way with child abuse prevention services since 1959 and a nationwide hotline since 1982. As violence continues to escalate across the Nation, it is evident that more immediate and proactive prevention solutions are needed. Community members (students, parents, employees, neighbors, etc.) almost always observe red flags and concerning behaviors prior to a violent event, but too often, this information is not shared with theRead More →

Awareity selected for Higher Ed Tech Decision’s Top of the Line Higher Education Products for 2015 Awareity is proud to announce that our MOAT/TIPS platform was selected by higher education end users and integrators as one of the top 15 products that made their jobs easier and more efficient this past year. The products – from switchers to digital signage, apps to podiums – enabled each user to strengthen their security tactics, revamp the ways college students collaborate, and helped keep some money in the bank. As a result, campuses have become safer, classrooms are more engaging, learning strategies are up to date, and theRead More →

Awareity’s TIPS Prevention Platform has been recognized for the third year in a row by K12 leaders who named it to District Administration magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top Products for 2015.” The winners were compiled from 2,100-plus nominations from the magazine’s readers over the past year. The Readers’ Choice Top Products has been announced online and in the December 2015 issue of District Administration. District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top Products awards program informs superintendents and other senior school district leaders about products their colleagues around the country are using to help their districts excel in a variety of areas, such as technology, sustainability and curriculum instruction.Read More →

Thirty-four percent (34%) of students say they are aware of an individual who poses a risk to their school, according to Awareity’s 2014 Student Safety Report. The 2014 Student Safety Report unfortunately validates that many of the same overall risks and liabilities identified last year still exist. The results reveal students observe and know about things most school administrators don’t. Students are talking about concerning behaviors (hurting others, self-harm/cutting themselves, suicidal ideations, bringing weapons to school, drugs/alcohol and other risks) among themselves, but unfortunately these valuable pre-incident indicators are not being shared with the right people – threat assessment and prevention teams. Awareity’s online studentRead More →