Cyber-security requires vigilance

Earlier this summer, Purdue’s computer servers were hacked. Three former Purdue students are being charged with an assortment of crimes — among them, conspiracy to commit computer tampering and conspiracy to commit burglary — after a collective four years of unabashed grade-changing that elevated two students from straight F’s to nearly straight A’s, the Indiana Daily Student reports. Considering the classified nature of the information these students were tampering with, the apparent ease with which they were able to use their technical know-how to the detriment of the university raised several concerns. … Dennis Cromwell, IU Associate Vice President for Enterprise Infrastructure, has been working on these issues for years and stresses that cyber-security is something that requires constant, forceful vigilance.  “Security is an ongoing responsibility and an ongoing issue,” Cromwell said.

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