Campus Security :: July 13, 2007

Security Spotlight

Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Cyber Heart?
The Hackers Know. (Apologies to The Shadow.)
By Doug Gale
Universities don't become headlines because a $2,000 computer is hacked or lost. They become headlines when sensitive information such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, and medical information is stolen. In terms of liability, the asset is not equipment; it is information....

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