A lack of funding and a shortage of staff time are the biggest obstacles to better information technology (IT) security in colleges and universities, according to a survey of higher education officials. Conducted by CDW-Government (CDW-G), a technology solutions provider, the survey also suggests a need for better network-security education for faculty members and students.


The Higher Education Security Report Card, released Oct. 24, was based on an informal survey of more than 100 school IT directors, staff, and executives nationwide. They were asked questions about the degree of computer and network security at their academic institutions,

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