Device theft a growing concern on campus

Annual survey of campus IT leaders indicates device theft is their top IT security concern

35 percent of campus IT leaders reported the theft of a computer, phone, or thumb drive with confidential data this year.

The theft of computing devices with confidential data on them is a growing concern for campus IT leaders, a national survey suggests.

For the past five years, the percentage of IT leaders reporting the theft of devices on their campus has hovered around 20 percent. This year, it rose to 35 percent, according to the 2013 Campus Computing Project survey.

Casey Green, director of the Campus Computing Project, cautioned higher-education leaders not to read too much into this finding.…Read More

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