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Keeping Up With the Growing Threat to Data Security

Heather Perry for The Chronicle

If hackers get into a college’s network, they can gather terabytes of research data or emails to sift for possible profit. “It might take years to look at it,” says Mitchel Davis (right), chief information officer at Bowdoin College, “but they want to get hold of it.” Steven Blanc, associate chief information officer, says, “security is not something that IT does, it’s something the college does.”
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