Educause factsheet highlights DNSSEC

educauseEducause has just published a two-page factsheet on 7 things you should know about DNSSEC, aimed at college and university information technology officials. Noting that “DNSSEC can be an important part of a broad-based cybersecurity strategy,” the fact sheet explains that security has special implications for institutions of higher education:

Colleges and universities are expected to be “good Internet citizens” and to lead by example in efforts to improve the public good. Because users tend to trust certain domains, including the .edu domain, more than others, expectations for the reliability of college and university websites are high. To the extent that institutions of higher education depend on their reputations, DNSSEC is an avenue to avoid some of the kinds of incidents that can damage a university’s stature.

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