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Higher Ed Must Lock Down Data Security
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FairfieldCIO
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FairfieldCIO,
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11/18/2013 | 1:04:13 PM
Re: User education
I'm fairly new to this university, however it is important to continually share information/knowledge about the very real risk involved with data security. I try to pass along particularly non-jargonized articles to our Educational Technologies Committee as well as to our Administrative Technologies Committee, share data with our Board, post tips/tricks in our monthly newsletter and, as opportunity arises, SPEAK about the dangers and precautions. Students are super savvy, faculty and staff run the gamut for tech proficiency but we take that more as a challenge to teach/share. Unfortunately, we make technology oftentimes look 'easy' so the complexity and true risk isn't fathomable to many. We speak it, we prevent it from happening therefore there ARE individuals that question any real existence of risk.
FairfieldCIO
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FairfieldCIO,
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11/18/2013 | 12:56:53 PM
Re: Student threat?
Quite a bit David. One of my inner monologues involves the phrase 'it only takes one student' on high-volume, repeat. On the one hand, should any managed 'certified ethical hacking' effort result in a breach, I hope we hear about it. The bored/curious student with time on his/her hands? As a former programmer I 'get' the challenge aspect of testing out those skills. We are continually monitoring ALL network traffic, internal traffic as well.
David F. Carr
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David F. Carr,
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11/15/2013 | 11:52:33 AM
Student threat?
How much do you worry about the threat from within, the students testing out their hacking skills, either experimentally or maliciously?
Marilyn Cohodas
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11/15/2013 | 11:08:56 AM
User education
Very interesting lessons to learn about data security from the college environment. I'm curious about how higher ed deals with the question of security awareness and user training. I would suspect that the college population is fairly tech savvy, but how careful are they? What do you do to drill in the dangers?


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