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ERIC Number: EJ854024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Toward a Virus-Free Campus
Silverstone, Ariel
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v27 n3 p50-52 2004
In academic settings, battling Internet threats and coming out unscathed is uncommon. Unfortunately, on many college campuses cyber-security concerns rarely extend beyond the IT staff and are addressed in a disparate, ad-hoc fashion. Yet, while many universities and large corporations were hit hard by the recent NetSky and Sasser worms, fewer than 60 of the 14,000 computers on Temple University's comprehensive network were affected. Not only is the network protected, but Temple's security infrastructure also saves the university significant money and resources. This success results from the university's ongoing efforts to combine people, processes, and technology to form a comprehensive, targeted strategy that protects students and university assets without compromising academic freedom. In this article, the author discusses how Temple University's IT staff created a campus-wide culture of awareness to mitigate security threats.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania