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ERIC Number: EJ853996
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Scale the Solution to the Problem
Bennett, Cedric
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v27 n1 p4-7 2004
The Internet is a remarkable tool and change agent that has been successfully leveraged by colleges and universities to support, enhance, and extend the teaching/learning process; the creation of new knowledge through research; and the increasingly complex business of managing and administrating institutions. Although it supports and even creates new ways to enhance the education process, this virtually unregulated communications medium has also become a costly management burden. It is becoming a more difficult environment to use safely--the ability to reach out to the rest of the world also invites the rest of the world to reach back, sometimes in very unsettling ways. And, as if the threat of unprovoked cyber attack were not enough to manage, federal and state legislation designed primarily to protect individual privacy has been demanding additional resource allocation with increasing frequency. In this article, the author suggests that campuses need to move proactively to meet growing information security demands. Each institution will need to find the solutions that best suit its own values and goals as well as its legal requirements, view of acceptable risk, and budget constraints. (Contains 7 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Digital Millennium Copyright Act 1998; Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974