Maricopa Security Breach

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New Article – MCCCD Policies Ignored by Glasper

Here is another link to an article publish by the Arizona Daily Independent on MCCCD policies “MCCCD policies ignored by Glasper” that were not properly addressed by the organization.

http://www.arizonadailyindependent.com/2014/03/03/mcccd-policies-ignored-glasper-staff/

This article focuses on a grievance filed buy (6) IT employees in 2012 and the lack of response from the Maricopa Community College District administration.  The grievance is an official MCCCD document filed by the Presidents of two employee groups at MCCCD on behalf of the IT staff. A prompt response to this grievance by the Administration could have prevented this incident, according to the article.

Are people asking the right questions regarding this incident?  Does it make sense for MCCCD to risk its reputation over a security incident like this?  Who is running the organization?

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New article – Costs of MCCCD computer breach escalate

Here is a link to a new article by Mary Beth Faller in the AZ Republic regarding the MCCCD computer breach.

http://www.azcentral.com/community/phoenix/articles/20140301mcccd-computer-breach-costs-rise.html

Just a few months after the breach, legal costs are beginning to skyrocket.

MCCCD security breach costs

IT costs are also beginning to escalate as projects previously approved by the Board now need resources for implementation.

ITS is asking the Governing Board for additional funding to hire new IT staff.  It is unclear what happened to the ‘permanent dollars’ ITS had from the 40+ individuals who left the organization in the midst of the turmoil. Salary savings might have been used to hire consultants.