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ERIC Number: EJ836100
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1553-7544
Protecting the Oblivious
Ramaswami, Rama
Campus Technology, v21 n8 p32-34, 36-37, 40 Apr 2008
When it comes to dealing with cyber attacks, there's no silver bullet. Ironically, however, college educators are already accustomed to wielding what may be the best weapon of all--education. Assaulted by the myriad species of spam, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, viruses, and other diseases that so easily infect and sometimes devastate campus networks, administrators are turning to education as a first line of defense. Many campuses are making vigorous efforts to thoroughly inform students and faculty about the threats their information systems face. Coupled with the installation of multilayered security applications, this approach is proving effective, and IT administrators point to it as a dependable way to combat cyber attacks they believe will only increase in scale and sophistication. At the same time, educators are walking a tightrope between intrusive system monitoring and maintaining the traditional freedom of an academic environment.
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Language: English
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