Embracing the Cloud: Caveat Professor

Embracing the Cloud: Caveat Professor 1

James Yang for The Chronicle

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James Yang for The Chronicle

It has become a dominant meme to describe the role of information technology in higher education as transformative. We've all done it, myself included. My work as chief privacy and security officer at a large public university has, however, given me pause to ask if our posture toward risk prevents us from fully embracing technology at a moment of profound change.

There's no doubt that technology has radically transformed many, if not most, of our administrative processes. During my