Its time for an internet security access overhaul for administrators, students and faculty at the Syracuse University Information technology campus. Since a heighten security initiative is underway for protecting sensitive data, their IT security staff professionals are currently working on a systemic plan that will prevent hackers from using different unethical phishing techniques to gain access to the university’s information.
According to campus officials, the university’s IT area is developing a security system that will introduce a two factor authorization method that will protect the information that is contained in their network systems and associated databases all over the campus.
Some of the information that campus officials are seeking to secure includes employee grades, prospective candidate application data, student and faculty addresses, home telephone numbers, payment credit card information, student and faculty social security numbers, university financial data, health records, bank data and anything else that may be stored on the University’s servers.
While the exact date for this system implementation is yet to be published, the university’s IT security teams are working to implement these processes after additional security level findings.
In order to accomplish this new security undertaking successfully, the IT teams will start their testings by rolling it out to campus administrators first in a pilot study. If all goes well with these types of testings, the rest of the school’s population will also be included in the new requirements.
The type of security measures expected will include a two factor authorization system. The two factor authorization system will consists of requiring each student to change their passwords once a year and providing a unique code to identify users that is logging in. The new Internet security system process is being designed to stop hackers from stealing the campuses passwords and using them to obtain sensitive data from their records.