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Valerie: What are
the top issues that
affect the security of
computers and computerrelated equipment?
Sue: The top issues we
face are: 1) protecting personal/
confidential/proprietary information
that is stored electronically, and
2) educating end-users on how to
protect the data they access.
Valerie: How has cyber security
changed your role and the role of

your staff at GVSU and
what is GVSU doing to
protect the University?
Sue: With the increase in
viruses, phishing, and malware,
cyber security has taken over
the day-to-day work tasks that we
are dealing with, pushing normal
projects to the bottom. The demands
affect the IT organization in every
role. Management has to deal
with policies and enforcement.
Network engineers have to install
new hardware and software to
assist in keeping out viruses,
phishing, malware, and other
threats. Programmers have to code
differently than in the past in order to
protect the data. Helpdesk staff have
to clean machines more often.

GVSU has had to train existing
employees to perform cyber-security
tasks, in addition to taking on their
normal day-to-day duties. We have
hired temporary employees to assist
in managing the infected computers
and hacked accounts. We have added
one dedicated employee just to do
security work, and we have been
funded to hire one more this upcoming
year, along with another employee
to help with the backlog of security
projects that have accumulated. As
an administrator, I am leading a team
to adopt new policies around cyber
security and to develop standards and
procedures governing access or the
performance of specific functions, so
that we are protecting all data under
our responsibility.
LEO WOLFERT/SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018

Letter from the CEO
Cyber Security—Everyone’s Business
Scammed—How to Protect Your University
Have Festival, Will Travel: Virginia’s Advocacy Program for Small-, Women-, and Minority-owned Businesses
What Is It You Can’t Do?
Heard on the Street: New Hot Topics from the NAEP Exchange
Building a Fund of Sustainability Knowledge, One Book at a Time— Part Eight
Best and Final: Crowdsourcing Beyond the Buzzword
Index to Advertisers
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Intro
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - cover1
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - cover2
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 3
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 4
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 5
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Letter from the CEO
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 7
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Cyber Security—Everyone’s Business
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 9
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 10
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 11
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Scammed—How to Protect Your University
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 13
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 14
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 15
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Have Festival, Will Travel: Virginia’s Advocacy Program for Small-, Women-, and Minority-owned Businesses
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 17
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - What Is It You Can’t Do?
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 19
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Heard on the Street: New Hot Topics from the NAEP Exchange
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 21
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Building a Fund of Sustainability Knowledge, One Book at a Time— Part Eight
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 23
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 24
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 25
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Best and Final: Crowdsourcing Beyond the Buzzword
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 27
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 28
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - 29
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - Index to Advertisers
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - cover3
Educational Procurement Journal - Spring 2018 - cover4
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