Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Report: school security efforts still missing the mark

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Both IT and physical security breaches are increasing. Over the past 12 months, 55 percent of survey respondents indicated that their districts had suffered an IT security breach, while 67 percent reported suffering a physical security breach.

Bob Kirby, CDW-G vice president for K-12 education, said that as in years past, budgets remain the biggest hurdle for school districts to overcome when the need to make security improvements arise.

“Probably the biggest impediment or inhibitor for schools to be able to improve their security remains budget,” he said “(School security directors) tell you they would like to do more, but they just don’t have the funds.” (more here)

We say: What is the cost if you wait until after a breach to implement adequate security?

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