You can substitute any threat or compliance challenge, for any industry, and come to the same conclusion. With the advent of IP-based security and the widespread use of non-proprietary servers and storage, solving problems through security is no longer simply the domain of the Security group. Because IT has subject matter expertise, and often holds the budget reins, IT now has a head seat at the table.
The Water Valley ISD is a small, independent school district that is home to 350 students in grades K-12 in mid-west Texas. While crime and incidents are relatively few and far between, there are occasional occurrences of theft and trespassing and, like any school, Water Valley administration likes to keep an eye on things.