Securing The Campus: A Case Study

Dorsz, Jeff
October 2007
Business Communications Review;Oct2007, Vol. 37 Issue 10, p54
Trade Publication
Case Study
The article presents a case study of how the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) is taking steps to protect its computer network and data assets. Many institutions that have networks are facing the "dissolving perimeter" problem, which refers to the inability of traditional means, such as firewalls, virtual private network (VPN) gateways, and intrusion detection systems (IDS), to fully protect its internal network. The problem is particularly difficult to address in networks that allow access to a vast number of guests. The SOCCCD started to secure their datacenter by using segmentation and firewalls to build a perimeter around its datacenter. They also based their access policy on roles, such as student, faculty, and administrator.


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