Securing the Academic Networks


Securing the network of universities and schools is a delicate balancing act. In recent times, many of them have faced attacks as they try to balance sharing of information on networks with the need to secure data.

They "now have their own version of DShield, a popular service that analyzes security data to help fend off cyberattacks.

The service for the academic world is the first sector-specific version of DShield, which was launched as a free global service in 2000. Three universities have signed on for the pilot, which was announced on Tuesday. Other colleges and universities have been encouraged to join.

Academic organizations are expected to submit logs from their firewall and intrusion detection systems so the service can parse the data and generate reports on attacks. Those reports can then be used to protect networks." Schools get tailored cyberattack data | CNET News.com

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 19th October 2005 12:44AM