More administrative bloat on the way

According to the front page of today’s D, the College is looking for an “information security officer.” Here’s why:

Confidential research and security information can be transmitted by the click of a button or by the exchange of a simple CD. A professor at one of Dartmouth’s peer institutions learned this when one of her trusted post-doctorate students tampered with data on her computer and some of her valuable research-related CD’s were stolen. To counteract these security risks, the College is currently searching for a candidate to take on the role of chief information security officer.

Apparently the solution to professors being careless with their data is to hire a new bureaucrat rather than teach them how to secure their data…