FOX 35 Investigation reveals hole in cyber security plan at UCF

Could this show up as evidence of negligence in any lawsuit against the University of Central Florida, even though the breach disclosed in February appears to have involved hacking and not phishing?

A FOX 35 investigation has revealed that in the months leading up to a cyber security breach at the University of Central Florida, leaders decided against an important cyber security measure.


A memo written by the university’s Information Security Office and published in January of 2015 warned of what an independent security expert called  a major weakness in the university’s cyber security plan.


According to the memo, the number of phishing incidents at UCF more than tripled from 2013 to 2014.

Budget documents for the 2015-2016 school year reveal that the Information Security Office requested $35,000 to train students and staff to spot dangerous phishing emails.  That request was denied.

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