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)
  • virtualization
  • 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).



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