(follow-up) UMS beefs up data security after breach

Judy Harrison of Bangor Daily News reports that following a breach last summer at the University of Maine, the uni is investing $2.6 million to upgrade security.

Trustees were briefed Monday on a proposal to improve the security of data. A recent data scan systemwide showed four areas of high risk and three of medium risk, said Rebecca Wyke, vice chancellor for finance and administration.

“The scan in December showed that 78 percent of our data was clean,” she said.

Read more on Bangor Daily News. The news story also reported:

In June, Robert Dana, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, said at a press conference that the 4,585 students who visited the counseling center between Aug. 8, 2002, and June 12, 2010, should assume they were in the affected database.

Wyke said Monday that no one’s personal information was breached in June. The cost of dealing with the breach was about $130,000.

So now what? Do we remove the incident from databases based on this or let the incident remain?

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