The Obama administration on Feb. 12 released its long-awaited cybersecurity framework as colleges and universities struggle in the fight against a barrage of cyber attacks that have compromised millions of pieces of personal data.

cybersecurity-white-houseThe White House's cybersecurity framework, roundly criticized by privacy rights groups for a host of watered-down provisions, was meant to provide digital security basics for small businesses to corporations to college campuses.

The Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) consolidated input from the private and public sectors in creating the cybersecurity framework's set...

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