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....

MCCCD breach: view from the under the bus

It appears that Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) is doubling down on trying to throw employees under the bus in the wake of its 2013 breach affecting 2.5 million. According to a web site created by the attorney for the employees: The MCCCD Administration is accusing Mr. Corzo of not doing a job that wasn’t...

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...