Security refers to the act of maintaining the integrity of resources under one's control, whether this means installing a deadbolt on a door or ensuring that computer systems are invulnerable. Along with advances in technology come people whose goal is to misuse them. [Page 265]As society becomes more technology-oriented, increasing numbers of ‘hackers’ and ‘crackers’ try their hand at breaking into newer, faster, bigger systems. As educational institutions develop and implement more sophisticated technology, they must provide increasingly sophisticated levels of security to protect the technology, its users, and the data stored on its network.
Making educational systems secure requires providing security in four major areas:
- The means of accessing technology systems must be kept secure.
- The technology systems, themselves, must be protected from intruders.
- The databases and information ...