Educational Technology

October 18, 2015

Can Campus Networks Ever Be Secure?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:29 am

by JOSEPHINE WOLFF, the Atlantic

Universities are struggling to find balance between academic openness and the need for computer security across their networks. The Internet was built on university campuses. It was built by academics for academics, and without any notion of the new kinds of commerce, crime, and espionage it would enable. As the Internet spread beyond purely academic circles and became a valuable tool for corporations and governments, as well as a target for criminals and terrorists, a vast—and growing—security industry sprang up to develop new controls and defenses that would protect us against threats. But the academic world, from which the Internet originally came, has not wholeheartedly embraced this growing market of new security tools and tactics.

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