MCCCD

Did MCCCD leadership shut their eyes to a database security assessment for plausible deniability in litigation?

A former Maricopa County Community College District employee alleges executive leadership closed their eyes to a report on their database security conducted after their massive data breach in 2013 so they would have plausible deniability in any litigation. As a result, the employee alleges, the findings were never shared with those tasked with securing MCCCD’s data assets.  In...

The Maricopa County Community Colleges District data breach investigation they didn’t want us to see

In January 2011, DataBreaches.net reported that login credentials for the Maricopa County Community Colleges District (MCCCD) were up for sale on the black market. That month, the FBI also contacted Maricopa to alert them to the breach. In response to the incident, MCCCD brought in Stach & Liu (now Bishop Fox) to investigate and make recommendations....

EPIC Urges FTC to Investigate Maricopa County Community Colleges Data Breach

Earlier this year, I reached out to the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), to encourage them to join DataBreaches.net in filing a complaint with the FTC concerning the massive data breach at Maricopa County Community Colleges District (MCCCD).  I am pleased to see that they have done so, agreeing with me that MCCCD is covered...

Commentary: We need a congressional inquiry into the MCCCD breach

President Truman had a sign on his desk that said, “The buck stops here.” We could use more of that accountability when it comes to data breaches in the education sector. Back in 2006, when I first began blogging about data breaches on PogoWasRight.org, I covered a series of breaches at Ohio University. One of the things...