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Why does Information Security matter to you?

Today’s Students do not function outside of the digital realm. Students expect a learning environment that functions through this medium. This use of technology has its pros and cons. With internet access, Wi-Fi sharing of files and the speed of information transfer, the exchange of knowledge is much easier than it has ever been in the past. That said, this means that the need for increased online and internet security is now paramount to the functioning of learning in modern higher education – higher education that attempts to engage students in multiple ways of learning. I use the online environment not only for delivery of curricular content, student assignment uploads and sharing of grades, but also as a safe and unbiased arena for engagement of students on a much more personal level. I want my students to be able to discuss, debate and share their personal thoughts, opinions and beliefs about what they are learning. This type of student engagement cannot happen without high levels of internet security.

Chad Harvey, Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Science