The network is composed of electronic switches and routers designed to deliver data content to the desired recipient. In the case of the university this would include students, faculty and staff. Our connections are not confined to the local campus. We have many remote sites coming in on leased lines, Internet connectivity as well as affiliate hospitals to allow sharing of select resources.
Providing such a network implies a certain amount of risk. Therefore it is our responsibility to protect our/your data. In actuality we are under attack every day from others attempting to obtain not only our personal data but our corporate data. These "others" can be outside or inside our network.
Data which we protect can include personal data, research data, credit card information, health care information, intellectual property, etc.