Universities Leaking Student Data
from the happens-all-the-time dept
While there are plenty of stories about businesses not doing a great job securing databases, the number of stories about universities leaking confidential information about students is getting a bit scary. The universities claim that it’s tougher to secure the data, since it needs to be more openly accessible to the wider world, but I wonder if that’s really true. For example, corporations routinely use VPN systems to make give remote users a secure connection to corporate systems. Are we reaching a point where university students, faculty and staff will need VPNs just to connect to their own data?