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  • Popplestone, Ann
    ... From: The Chronicle [mailto:daily@chronicle.com] Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 5:00 AM To: Chronicle Daily Report Subject: 3/3/2005 Daily Report from The
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      From: The Chronicle [mailto:daily@...]
      Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 5:00 AM
      To: Chronicle Daily Report
      Subject: 3/3/2005 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education

      ACADEME TODAY: The Chronicle of Higher Education's
      Daily Report for subscribers

      Good day!

      Here are news bulletins from The Chronicle of Higher Education
      for Thursday, March 3.

      * [snip]

      * 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.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/03/2005030305n.htm

      * [snip]


      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
      more difficult.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/weekly/v51/i26/26a02101.htm



      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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