Excerpts from the no-longer-existent Whitsend.org feature called the Odyssey Times. Originally published around February 2002
Campbell College updates electronic security system
Technicians have installed new security software and hardware at Campbell College over the weekend in an effort to make the college’s data more secure, according to Frank Sedgwick, an Information Technology coordinator at the college. The upgrade includes a more powerful firewall and proxy server for the college’s network and website system.
While the college denies that the institution has been lax on security measures, they have suffered intrusions by computer hackers over the last few months. “We’ve had repeated problems with a hacker or hackers breaking into the college electronically,” said Officer Mark Maddox, the police investigator assigned to case. “The new security systems should curb that.”
Campbell College has had problems in the past with its electronic data. Many students over the years have voiced their concerns that the computer system is inadequate and remains outdated. Several professors have demanded that the college keep up with technology. College representatives claim they are working hard to expand the college technologically. An example of their efforts, they claim, is the recently finished Thomas Greyson Memorial Planetarium.