Some IT staff at Victor Valley College return to work while security protocol breach investigation continues

There’s an update to the somewhat puzzling news report that the entire IT staff of Victor Valley College had been been placed on paid administrative leave while “a breach in security protocol” was being investigated.  Brooke Self reports:

Three of seven Information Technology employees who were placed on paid administrative leave in late January after Victor Valley College’s computer network was hit by a security breach have been invited back to work, officials said.

The campus was hit by an internal breach in security protocol that was being investigated by campus police and private investigators The Titan Group on Jan. 26, according to President/Superintendent Roger Wagner.

“A complete assessment of our internal processes and security protocols is underway,” Wagner said on Feb. 20.  “We do expect to see changes in how we allocate and distribute access to our servers and other information systems that we maintain.”

Wagner said it was premature to determine whether criminal charges would be brought forward against any employees for the breach. He said they had no indication that any private student information had been accessed or shared.

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