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Colleges leaking confidential data

Colleges across the country, through computer security failure and human error, have exposed confidential information about hundreds of thousands of students and employees over the Internet, and experts say they expect the problems to continue. In addition to being targeted by some very savvy hackers, college computer systems have been made vulnerable by the schools themselves through inadequately trained employees who have access to the files. “It is not an arena where anything stands still,” said security consultant Cedric Bennett, emeritus director of Information Security Services at Stanford University. “You might be doing great work (training people and securing your system); meanwhile, the laws are changing and the bad guys are getting more sophisticated.” Full Story

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