It appears the SNSI arguing that universities ought to install publisher spyware on their servers is just the tip of the iceberg.
It looks very much as though SNSI is a PR organization trying to con the academy into thinking (fallaciously) that is a threat to their security — following in the footsteps of PRISM doing the same for #OpenAccess. Björn lay it all out at
What today's publisher spyware has to do with the PRISM Coalition from 2006
Is the new Scholarly Networks Security Initiative (SNSI) a similarly brazen PR stunt as PRISM was in 2006, or do publishers really argue that their spyware on university servers will enhance cybersecurity?
Is the SNSI the new PRISM?
Is The SNSI The New PRISM?