The landscape of admin rights across academia looks much the same today as it did five years ago. While many institutions still grant admin rights to all employees, no questions asked, others are looking to strengthen their policies.
Eric J. Rzeszut, CISSP is an information technology and data security professional with over two decades of experience in higher education. He worked at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) for 16 years, serving as a founding member of that institution's Enterprise Information Security Council. Eric is the Director of IT Operations at the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce, and the co-author of "10 Don'ts on Your Digital Devices," a guide to data security and privacy for non-technical end users.
Eric holds a bachelor's degree in communication studies from UAB and a Master's in the Management of Information Technology from UVA.
Completing a graduate degree program can provide higher education IT staff members unique opportunities for personal and professional growth as well as fresh insights into the IT industry and customer needs.
Increasing market demands for data analytics skills are producing a greater need for hands-on analytics coursework; this, in turn, is dramatically increasing high-end computing requirements at many institutions.