ERIC Number: EJ857692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Reference Count: 0
Top 10 Threats to Computer Systems Include Professors and Students
Young, Jeffrey R.
Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, v74 n9 p24-27 May 2009
In this article, the author presents the top-10 list of campus computer-security risks he compiled based on several recent computing surveys and interviews with more than a dozen college-technology leaders. The list, ordered from least to most serious, is by no means scientific, but it gives a sense of where today's battle lines are--and why "phish" costumes should become more common on campuses. These threats to computer security are: (10) Spammers; (9) Cellphones; (8) Phishers; (7) Social Networks; (6) Outsource Partners; ((5) Students; (4) Professors; (3) Staff Members; (2) Thieves; and (1) Malware and Botnets.
Descriptors: Computer Security, Computers, Social Networks, Evaluation Methods, Surveys, Interviews, Influences, Telecommunications, College Students, Faculty
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Education Level: Higher Education
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