UW-W students audit computer security for school districts

By STAN MILAM, Gazette

Most people see computer savvy and people skills as opposites. UW-Whitewater professor Roger Yin sees them differently. He places high value on both and brings them together in capstone projects for students majoring in information technology with an emphasis in networking and security. Yin’s students are taking what they learn in the classroom into the field to conduct security audits for area school districts. This semester, they are auditing computer security at the Whitewater School District. “First of all, we welcome the student audits and use them in lieu of outside, private consultants,” said Charlie Barr, the district’s technology coordinator. “We are finding it to be useful, in addition to saving money for the district.”


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