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The Future of Data Security: Why Your Systems Need Zero-Trust Architecture

Ransomware attacks are skyrocketing, targeting everything from healthcare to schools. Traditional security isn't enough. Learn how zero-trust architecture can protect your data from cybercriminals.

March 28, 2024
Written By: J. Lasswell

Ransomware on the Rise: How Cyber Attacks Threaten K-12 Schools

Schools are increasingly targeted by cybercriminals who exploit outdated systems and tight budgets. These attacks, like ransomware, steal or lock sensitive student data, causing disruption and financial loss. The blog explores common cyberattacks on schools, the high cost of ransomware, and the argument for banning ransom payments. It also highlights the urgent need for better data security solutions in schools.

March 21, 2024
Written By: J. Lasswell

From College Athlete to Top SRO: Jamal Currica’s Personal Best

Jamal Currica, a dedicated School Resource Officer at Hudson Community School District, is revolutionizing the role with his unique approach. From coaching cross country to implementing safety programs, Currica goes above and beyond traditional law enforcement duties. His commitment to building relationships and serving as a positive role model has created a safer and more engaged school environment. Explore how Currica's passion for connecting with students is making a profound impact on school safety and community well-being.

February 13, 2024
Written By: J. Lasswell

What is the Safest Community in America?

Dive into the pursuit of the safest community in America, examining Nassau County, NY, which has excelled in public safety initiatives. Explore the influence of size, affluence, and commitment to safety. Stay tuned for the next blog as we continue to explore counties with large total areas that have achieved success in community safety.

January 24, 2024
Written By: J. Lasswell

Snitching vs. Reporting: Bridging the Gap Between Encouraging Reporting and Dispelling The Stigma

Explore the complexities of reporting versus 'snitching'. Uncover historical roots and contemporary challenges faced by young individuals when reporting threats. Discover Drift Net's free guidance throughout the grant process. Learn how to instill in youth the value of reporting as a selfless act that saves lives. Overcome barriers to reporting in school communities and establish a culture of safety.

December 13, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

School Shootings by the Minute

The article explores how time impacts school shootings, emphasizing its dual role in emergencies and prompting a broader discussion on community safety.

December 5, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

Why Emergency Notification Systems Are Effective

On October 4, 2023, a nationwide test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEAS) featured a distinct alarm tone to capture attention and emphasized the importance of efficient emergency communication. It also showcased innovations in emergency notification, aiming to simplify responses for schools and organizations.

October 26, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

Physical security incidents cost companies $1 trillion in 2022

In 2022, companies worldwide lost $1 trillion due to physical security incidents, and economic instability is expected to be the primary security concern in the coming year, showing a significant increase from the previous year.

September 26, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

Protective Factors and Threat Assessment

Protective factors, like marriage and employment, usually reduce the risk of violence, but exceptions exist. Some individuals with such factors may still pose a threat due to violent histories. Also, impending changes, like job loss, can erode these factors. A comprehensive threat assessment considers protective factors, history, and potential events to assess violence risk accurately.

September 11, 2023
Written By: Peter Langman, Ph.D.

How Drift Net Solutions Promote Restorative Justice

Explore how Drift Net Solutions promote restorative justice in the realm of school safety. Restorative justice aims to repair the harm caused by crime, violence, and oppression, extending its application to address all types of threats in educational settings.

July 24, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

Liabilities Associated With Neglecting School Safety

Schools can be held liable for safety concerns, such as school shootings, lack of safety protocol, and assault. Schools can reduce their risk of being sued by investing in safety measures and training their faculty.

July 3, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

School Shooting Statistics Explained

While the most notorious school shootings make headlines, the majority of gun violence at school happens in low-income areas, outside of school buildings, after school hours, and with low casualties. This type of gun violence is often ignored, but it is just as important to address it.

June 15, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

Reviewing the Recent Publications of Drift Net's Experts!

"Warning Signs: Identifying School Shooters Before They Strike" and "The Missing Piece: Your School Resource Officer as an Ally in Parenting" received stellar reviews!

June 5, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

School Safety Training: Utilizing Drift Net’s Experts

With comprehensive training programs led by industry experts, Drift Net provides the necessary tools and knowledge to ensure school safety and crisis preparedness.

May 10, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

Visitor Management: 5 Cases Where Procedure Failed

When visitor management practices fail, students are left in a vulnerable position.

May 3, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

The Proliferation of Vaping in Schools: A New Nicotine Addiction Epidemic

Explore the alarming increase in vaping among adolescents and its impact on schools.

April 25, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

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April 18, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

The Impact of Social Media on School Threats

Analyzing the role of social media platforms in spreading and identifying threats.

April 10, 2023
Written by: J. Lasswell

What Is a Virtual Security Perimeter?

Virtual Security Perimeters (VSPs) are a system that creates a virtual border to secure and control access to a campus.

March 31, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

How Drift Net is using artificial intelligence to make schools more secure

Aaron Coles thinks it's time for schools to upgrade their security systems.

March 29, 2023
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What is a Gunshot Detection System?

A gunshot detection system (GDS) uses sensors to identify sound waves with a signature gunshot pattern.

March 24, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

Best Practices for Selecting School Safety Software

Choosing school safety software: identify needs, research, consider user experience, and evaluate support.

March 21, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

What is Tech Debt?

Overcomplicated, poorly developed tech is causing schools to consider if the learning curve is worth their time.

March 20, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

Drift Net Securities Raises $15.6 Million in New Funding to Expand School Security Solutions

After a recent round of funding, school safety and security innovators, Drift Net Securities is able to expand on product development and grow the Drift Net team.

March 20, 2023
Aaron Coles, Drift Net Founder

5 Mass Shootings That Shaped Gun Laws

Learn about the violent events that changed the way different countries control gun ownership.

February 23, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

What is Autonomous Threat Detection?

Learn about the next standard of school security and how autonomous threat detection can be applied to schools.

January 31, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

Common Themes in Suicidal Behavior

Dr. Langman identifies suicidal characteristics and solutions to prevent these behaviors.

January 9, 2023
Written By: Peter Langman, Ph.D.

The State of Student Mental Health: 10 Interesting Facts

As students become more willing to address their mental health issues, we begin to gain an understanding of the scope of the mental health crisis surrounding young people. Here are 10 facts about student mental health.

January 4, 2023
Written By: J. Lasswell

Effective Communication for School Safety: 3 Ways to Increase Prevention and Reporting of Safety Concerns

One of the simplest, least expensive, and most effective courses of action schools can do to improve safety and prevent violence is to improve the flow of information so that students who present a potential risk of violence can be identified and evaluated.

December 20, 2022
Written By: Peter Langman, Ph.D.

What does the threat assessment process look like?

Learn what the threat assessment process looks like, how it fits within a behavioral management system, and why more schools are turning toward context-based threat assessments to manage their students' behavior.

December 13, 2022
Written By: J. Lasswell

The Safety Equity Program

We’ve created the Safety Equity Program in an effort that all schools have this foundational, standardized communication tool without cost. This is accomplished by providing schools with a technological platform that allows users to develop and gather emergency preparedness information, allowing for easy access to staff and first responders in the event of an emergency.

July 26, 2022
Written By: J. Lasswell

Our School Security Experts

Each one of our experts provides a skill set unique to their extensive experience, but all of them are motivated by the same idea: make schools safe so learning can thrive.

July 26, 2022
Written By: J. Lasswell

Drift Net Securities - The Founding

What motivated Drift Net's founder to take action against the onslaught of mass violence at schools?

July 26, 2022
Written By: J. Lasswell

Why Safety Equity?

...because all schools deserve comprehensive safety and security tools, regardless of their size, community, or funding.

July 26, 2022
Written By: J. Lasswell