The Need For Security - And Ethics - Education

Friday, 30 August 2002, 2:15 AM EST

The saga of the Princeton University admissions director who was caught breaking in to confidential files on a Yale University Web site has, apparently, come to an inglorious end. The director, Stephen LeMenager, has been "reassigned" to another position within the university, which presumably means he was demoted.

But the story should not end there, for LeMenager's actions - and other cases involving the surreptitious use of computers in academia - point to a need for educational institutions of all stripes to start educating students about computer ethics. At the same time, it points to a rather incredible security lapse on the part of whoever maintains the Yale admissions site. Indeed, there are plenty of lessons to be learned here.

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