Audit: Some sensitive data at ISU not adequately secured

Kurt Erickson reports:

State auditors say lax security at Illinois State University could have allowed university credit card accounts, personal health information and employee Social Security numbers to get into the wrong hands.

In a report on the university’s financial practices for the year ending in June 2009, Illinois Auditor General Bill Holland said auditors found sensitive information in unsecured recycling bins and garbage cans in a number of offices.

In addition, auditors found problems with how the university handled sensitive data on old computers.

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