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Security vs openness: The challenge for universities

This new guidance raises the need for the academic community to address what is sometimes perceived to be a fundamental dichotomy between the need for openness and the need for the control of sensitive information.

Information security is most easily understood as being concerned with the protection of three key attributes: confidentiality (keeping information away from those not authorised to access it), integrity (keeping data or information in the form intended), and availability (making sure that information systems can provide information to those authorised to have it whenever needed).