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ERIC Number: EJ854018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
What's in a Name?
Petersen, Rodney
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v27 n3 p5-8 2004
The evolution of terms, such as computer security, network security, information security, and information assurance, appears to reflect a changing landscape, largely influenced by rapid developments in technology and the maturity of a relatively young profession and an emerging academic discipline. What lies behind the evolution of these terms? What implications do the varying titles and terms have for the related academic disciplines and operational roles? How can colleges and universities collectively get ahead of the confusion by developing a vocabulary that constructively addresses the underlying foundations of the profession and the long-term needs of the academy? This article presents the perspectives of some academic experts in diverse disciplines on these issues. These differing viewpoints have implications for practice in institutions of higher education. (Contains 7 endnotes.) [This article was written with Ronald Larsen, Corey Schou, and Lee Strickland.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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