Cybersecurity Month: School Approach

In light of October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NACM), we feel that acknowledging the risks of educational data storing is of imminent concern. In every school district and local institution, there is a dependency on systems to protect the privacy of students and staff. Disregarding potential threat and proper response, is likely to leave…

The School Safety Summit for Alabama — December 2019

Hello! You’re invited to the 2019 School Safety Summit of Alabama. The Summit is an excellent opportunity to network with first responders and education officials, while brushing up on the latest school safety advancements and resources. This year, we have a diverse group of presenters for the topics most important to today’s K-12, college, and…

The Essence of nSide: Summer Conferences in Review

Our team has been on the move from one conference to another across Alabama, seeking to gather and provide information as to how we can better foster your school’s safety. nSide team members attended a multitude of events, all of which further the same common goal to promote safe and secure environments through efficient preparations….

Is Narcan Administration Part of Your Emergency Operation Plan?

CBS News released a story discussing the newest precautionary methods to prevent opioid overdose among schools in Alabama. In 2015, more than 400 overdose deaths were linked to opioid usage in state. Faculty in schools have taken initiative to instill widespread training and preparation of Narcan (naloxone), a medication designed to reverse opioid overdose, in…

Announcing the December 2018 School Safety Summit for Alabama

The School Safety Summit will be held at the Orange Beach Event Center at the Wharf and will have a diverse group of presenters on the safety topics most important to today’s K-12, college, and university administrators. Click Here to Register! The Summit begins on December 3, 2018, at 8:00 am in the main hall and will…

5 Things You Can Do With nSide

nSide is a tool that provides solutions on emergency operation planning, mapping, 360 degree virtual walk-thrus, fleet tracking, live camera feeds, and mass notifications for campuses, facilities, and various organizations. At nSide, we have one mission: we believe everyone deserves to feel safe. To accomplish this, we want to provide every educator and every child…

Upcoming Webinar: EOP Functional Annexes Migration

The functional annex has been streamlined to address the following areas: Communication, Evacuation, Secure Perimeter, Lockdown, Reunification, Recovery, and Crisis Management. Both the updated and older versions of the functional annexes are available to you in nSide until June 30, 2017. On July 1, 2017, only the updated version will be available. Due to these upcoming changes, we…

nSide Severe Weather Awareness

One thing we know for certain is that severe weather of one kind or another is a regular occurrence. In fact, as I write this, a line of severe weather is bearing down on the state from the west. While this is not a risk you can ever prevent entirely, you can minimize the potential…

Would you know where the closest AED is located in the case of an emergency?

The Today Show on NBC recently produced a story about Bob Harper from “The Biggest Loser” and a heart attack he experienced while training in his gym. He survived, primarily because an automated external defibrillator (AED) was located in the gym. These are devices that help save lives in this type of event by delivering “a dose…

nSide Visits Mississippi State University to Inspire Students to Pursue Careers in Technology and Cybersecurity

On Wednesday, July 20th CEO Dr. Steve McKinney, Data Division Manager Robert Nall, and Chief Network Engineer Justin Billingsley traveled to Mississippi State University to speak with middle and high school boys and teachers attending the GenCyber funded Bulldog Bytes Computing Camps.The GenCyber program is a partnership between the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation…