Tampa International Airport infosecurity breach spurred probe

Yvette C. Hammett reports:

A consultant working to upgrade Tampa International Airport’s computer system last year caused concern among some airport employees about a potentially serious security breach because he shared his user name and password with 19 people in foreign countries.


The information technology consultant, Gautham Sampath, who told airport authorities he shared his log-in information with people helping him upgrade the airport’s computer software, resigned his $120,000 job during the investigation, and IT Director David James, who made a salary of $139,000, also resigned.

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