Implementing security policies

Friday, 14 April 2006, 3:35 AM EST

When it comes to security, institutions of higher learning are as likely to be delinquents as they are honor students. Why? Because some security infrastructure elements that corporations take for granted are conspicuously absent at many universities. University security administrators may choose not to implement campuswide firewalls, for example, for fear of restricting legitimate traffic or impeding research. In response, IT groups may develop better passive IDS signatures, more intelligent and aggressive vulnerability scanners, or smarter end-point validation software. Some universities have adopted commercial products for node validation.

At Network Computing.

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