Security strategies and solutions while having similarities in some aspects, really need to be tailored to the specific needs of an educational campus environment. Too much of the time what gets laid out are generic security policies, plans, and procedures which may not meet your campus’ needs just because they worked for ABC Company down the street. The nuances of higher education like changing campus schedules, students’ fluctuating expectations and behaviors, and the fact that campus security involves much more than just door access control, affect security strategy planning and solution implementation. We’ll discuss these nuances, factors, and provide best practices for implementing a unified security system to help provide continuity of evidence and a more secure environment.
Cheryl Boeckman, VP, Sales, Blackboard Inc.