Education Sector

Bits ‘n Pieces (update 1)

In the criminal justice system: A Baldwin woman who used to work for CitiBank will now spend two years in prison for aggravated identity theft and bank fraud. A federal judge in Jacksonville handed down 26-year-old Isla Brumfield’s sentence Thursday. According to court documents, Brumfield had worked in the Customer Service Sales Department at...

Ca: Ryerson software error exposes limited amount of personal information

Ryerson University today initiated a plan to notify individuals whose personal information may have been exposed due to an isolated software error discovered in the University’s Student Administration System (SAS) which went live with an upgrade on November 17, 2008. Ryerson became aware of the incident when three students voluntarily contacted the University and...

How many strikes before they’re out?

A tip of my cap to Jai Vijayan of Computerworld, who in the process of digging into the second recent University of Florida breach realized that the university had had a third breach in the past three months that hadn’t made the media. Three breaches in three months sounds pretty bad, but it sounds...