Thursday, August 18, 2005

Schooled in security

CNET "For universities, network security is a tricky balancing act.
Academic institutions want to maintain the free exchange of ideas and information between faculty, students and researchers, both on campus and from university to university. That presents a challenge for keeping networks secure. Unlike businesses, schools can't rely on using the typical firewall to keep threats out.
'Universities try to foster a more open environment, so individuals have freedom to do things like collaborate on research or do things with other universities,' said Michael Gavin, a senior analyst at Forrester Research. 'Universities, as a result, are reluctant to put in security that would prevent people from collaborating.' "

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