Tech security on college campuses: 'They should protect our information'

Tech security on college campuses: 'They should protect our information'

EUGENE, Ore. -- You do what you can to protect yourself from hackers at home, but what about on while using public wifi spots – like on a college campus?


A study from BitSight Technologies finds that colleges and universities are much less prepared than other industries to protect important data.


They ranked athletic conferences on a scale of 250 to 900. The PAC-12 schools sat in the middle of the pack, with a 600.


Students like University of Oregon senior Jonathan Floyd said that ranking made him a little uneasy.


“Especially since we're paying the university so much money, I feel like they should protect our information,” said Floyd.


The study also found that many schools started and ended the year stronger, but had a dip in data safety mid-year.


A University of Oregon spokesperson was not able to meet with us, but did tell us that they take the safety of students' information very seriously.


The University of Oregon offered some helpful solutions to keeping student and employee data safe.