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Maricopa Community College Data Breach Update: Lawsuits

The huge Maricopa Community College Data Breach just got a bit messier… here come the lawsuits.  A little background on the breach can be found here. DataBreaches.net reports: Arizona law firm files notice of claim over Maricopa County Community College District breach; class-action lawsuit to follow? The notice of claim for the first client was […]

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Maricopa Community College’s 2.5 Million Person Data Breach: Chaos Ensues

In one of the largest College/Education data breaches, Maricopa Community college is notifying almost 2.5 million current and former students, vendors, employees, and apparently people who never attended.  Information breached includes Social Security numbers and bank account information.  The Office of Inadequate Security (www.databreaches.net) has a great write up about the breach here.  But the […]

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Colleges and Universities Are Putting Private Financial Data at Risk

A new study, released by cyber security firm HALOCK Security Labs, has some interesting, but not surprising, stats behind data security at Colleges and Universities. HALOCK found that over 50% of the colleges and universities investigated allow for the transmission of sensitive information over unencrypted (and therefore unprotected) email as an option without directly promoting […]

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SSN Data Breach hits University of Virgina

A data breach at the University of Virgina was recently caused by a mailing mistake, exposing the social security numbers of 18,700 students – the university lists 21,000 students total.  The mailing mistake came when Aetna Student Health, which provides health insurance to the school and students, sent out brochure with students SSN printed on […]

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Things you should know before going live with a Complete Data Breach Response Strategy

This “Data Breach Response – How To” article is part of our larger series by Heather Noonan.  So you find yourself in the debacle of a data breach? Where in the world do you begin? Your management team is sending you emails left and right, meetings have started to run amok, and you haven’t had […]

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Healthcare Data Breach hits University of Mississippi Medical Center

Data Breach Watch has written extensively about the problems and risk associated with a university data breaches and the recent healthcare breach at U. of Miss Medical Center drives home the point.  Affecting patients who visited the hospital between 2008 and 2013, the university healthcare system informed an “unknown” number of patients that their medical […]

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College-University Data Breaches Hit Record Levels

Without going into too much detail, because I’ve already beaten this figurative dead horse into the ground, I came across another article about the (near) record highs of college-university data breaches in 2012. “When we look back at the higher education data breaches in 2012, we can see that the hackers are clearly getting smarter […]

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