College CIOs wrestling with cyber security threats

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Monday, December 16, 2013

For chief information officers (CIOs) at most colleges and universities, vulnerabilities in their network infrastructure that are susceptible to external threats are often the highest priority. However, according to Inside Higher Ed, the problem of internal network security is becoming more prevalent.

At some colleges across the country, the security of computers within their networks has been compromised. Inside Higher Ed reports that Florida International University recently experienced an incident in which two students and an alumnus of the college gained access to a professor's computer. Although details of how the students bypassed the computer's security measures were not released, the individuals successfully located a series of tests that were due to be administered at a later date and began selling answer keys to the exams for $150 apiece.

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