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Subject: 3/3/2005 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education
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for Thursday, March 3.
* COMMUNITY COLLEGES could receive $250-million in new federal
job-training grants under a bill that the U.S. House of
Representatives approved on Wednesday night.
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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS WEEK'S CHRONICLE
PELL GRANT FALLOUT: A look at students in Michigan, a state hit
hard by revisions in a formula used in the federal student-aid
program, shows how the changes will make paying for an education
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MAGAZINES & JOURNALS
A glance at the February/March issue of
"Community College Journal":
What administrators should know about network security
Colleges' computer networks are vulnerable to a variety of
threats, says Chip Council, director of information technology
at South Louisiana Community College. Thus "it is increasingly
critical that community-college leaders become involved in
network security," he writes.
Among other methods, networks can be compromised through
eavesdropping, or the interception of information traveling
across a network; denial of service, because of the intentional
or accidental clogging of a system to the point that it cannot
function normally; and impersonation, in which an attacker gains
access to a system by pretending to be an authorized user.
Nontechnical administrators are an essential part of a college's
defense against such threats. By working closely with their
information-technology departments, requiring user training to
promote awareness of risks, and staying informed about their
institution's technology needs, administrators can help maintain
an effective network defense, he says.
"Network security involves more than just virus-protection
software and firewalls," he writes. "It involves vigilance and
requires top executive support."
The article, "Network Security: What Non-Technical
Administrators Must Know," is not online. Information about the
journal is available at http://www.aacc.nche.edu
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