I've Made Up My Mind, Don't Bother Me With the Facts
The report, Educational Security Incidents (ESI) Year in Review, spotlights institutions worldwide, and Penn State was included in the report with one data breach last year.
“My goal with ESI is to, hopefully, increase awareness within higher education that not only is information security a concern, but that the threats to college and university information is not as simple as network and/or computer attacks,” Adam Dodge, ESI creator, wrote in an e-mail.
The report also shows the majority of information breaches at colleges came from unintentional leaks, rather than hackers. But Penn State Information Technology Vice Provost Kevin Morooney said he isn’t sure how deeply anyone should read into the report.
“I’m ignoring the report,” he said. “Hackers are a constant and daily threat at the university, and we have many things put in place to mitigate the risk.” (Emphasis added.)
“Security of data analyzed in study,” The Daily Collegian at Penn State.
Adam Dodge runs the “Educational Security Incidents” blog, and his “Year In Review” is worth a look.
I hope that Vice Provost Morooney had other things to say about a comprehensive approach to security. Because otherwise, he’s made up his mind, and don’t wanna be bothered with no facts. A sad position for anyone at a University to take.