To paraphrase Mark Twain's Comment about the weather, it seems that everyone complains about IT security, but no one does anything about it. A higher education "report card" survey released at the end of October showed that although security was named a top priority among administrators and IT directors, that concern isn't necessarily balanced by policy and resources.
Before I read the "2005 Educause Current IT Issues Survey" that annually ranks hot issues for higher education CIOs, I took a stab at guessing what three issues are top-of-mind for IT folks. Well, I nailed two out of three. Funding IT was the winner, followed by security concerns, and strategic planning came in third.