Report Reveals Security Challenges

Report reveals major IT security challenges at colleges and universities

October 10, 2006

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VERNON HILLS, Ill. -- CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G), a wholly owned subsidiary of CDW Corporation [NASDAQ: CDWC] and leading source of Information Technology (IT) solutions to governments and educators, announced today, in conjunction with Eduventures, the results of the CDW-G Higher Education IT Security Report Card 2006 – a survey of 182 higher education directors and managers across the United States. The study reveals that 58 percent of surveyed higher education directors/ managers experienced at least one IT security incident in the last year. Nine percent reported a loss/theft of personal student information. With an average of 4,097 students per institution in the U.S, more than three million students could be impacted by loss/theft of their personal information.*

“Without question, IT security is an issue that everyone in higher education needs to take seriously as institutions continue to experience security breaches at a high rate, putting valuable data resources and personal identity information at risk,” said Stan Gatewood, chief information security officer for the University of Georgia. “The CDW-G Higher Education IT Security Report Card takes an important look at the very real challenges higher education IT directors and managers face – and what it will take to overcome them – as they strive to improve IT security at our nation’s colleges and universities.”

CDW Corp.

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