UH security breach briefing held at state capitol | Schools
An informational briefing regarding the recent University of Hawaii security breach took place Tuesday afternoon at the state capitol.
UH vice president for information technology and chief information officer David Lassner, along with other city and state representatives discussed the incidents and recommendations to safeguard personal information held by government agencies.
Lassner said the university would need to take money from other programs in order to pay for at least five full-time staffers to monitor security. The costs would be $1.9 million to start up and $746,000 a year to keep it up. UH will also need a system IT education program for faculty and staff.
Back in October 2010, it was discovered that a UH professor at the West Oahu campus accidentally posted the records of more than 40,000 UH alumni online.
Also last year, it was discovered that a hacker infected the UH Manoa Parking Office computer with a virus, possibly exposing 41,000 social security and 200 credit card numbers.
UH faces a class action lawsuit on behalf of 100,000 people who claim to have had their privacy breached.