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ERIC Number: EJ854038
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Evaluating Computer-Related Incidents on Campus
Rothschild, Daniel; Rezmierski, Virginia
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v27 n4 p80-82 2004
The Computer Incident Factor Analysis and Categorization (CIFAC) Project at the University of Michigan began in September 2003 with grants from EDUCAUSE and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The project's primary goal is to create a best-practices security framework for colleges and universities based on rigorous quantitative analysis of high-quality data regarding computer-related incidents. To this end, project team members are examining factors that cause, encourage, or allow incidents to occur, with an eye to developing a common language with which to discuss incidents. The CIFAC project consists of two phases: CIFAC-EDUCAUSE, which was completed in April 2004, and CIFAC-NSF, which is currently under way. This article analyzes the results of the CIFAC-EDUCAUSE project and discusses the implications of these results for IT security professionals. (Contains 5 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan