For those who always look under the bed for a bogeyman, this should help keep you awake at night:
Schuman, G. (2011) Higher Education’s Top Five Network Security Threats for 2011 Campus Technology, January 12
Written by someone who sells IT security systems, the article lists the five areas of threat:
- mobile devices
- viruses spread through social media (ah, I knew that there would be punishment for such promiscuity)
- embedded devices (i.e. automatic equipment that opens garage doors, etc.)
- consumerization (i.e. people buying IT gadgets that also connect to institutional networks).
The good news: there’s always a solution (at a price).