Virtually every university in the country has adopted an online network
for the students and staff of the university to communicate, update and
maintain information about the student or staff member. With the University
of Florida’s Integrated Student Information System (ISIS), students
manage their personal information, such as finances and registering for
UF identifies the student with the information recorded on the system.
If there were a breach in security, if a virus infected the network or
if a person hacked into a student’s information, a potential calamity
Because the information is so important, universities like UF take great
steps in order to ensure security. Most universities employ a login name
and password to access the student or faculty’s account. The network
also uses firewalls and virus scans to further ensure the security of
the network and facilitates the experiences of the user.
However, the use of user names and passwords are not foolproof. On
this Web site, I hope to inform about the need for security, the potential
for security breaches, and how universities like UF secure their network
for the students and staff who use it.