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MCCCD – The Year of Living Dangerously | Under New Management

Here a new article on the history of the MCCCD security breach, the cost of the failure to respond and the current state of affairs.

http://www.arizonadailyindependent.com/2014/04/29/mcccd-data-breach-saga-continues-costs-mount/

Today, 4/29/2014, Earl Monsour is being deposed at the Gallagher and Kennedy Office in Phoenix, Az. A deposition that may last a couple of days if not longer. This is just the beginning, one of hundreds of individuals who will have to be deposed. Lawyers and more lawyers (9-10 today only) are involved at an hourly rate of approximately $300+/hr.  A bill MCCCD will end up paying with taxpayer dollars if they lose these cases in court.

MCCCD lawyers are working around the clock trying to hide the truth from the public hoping that a judge will support the complete lack of transparency of a publicly funded institution. A few days ago, the Governing Board approved a $3 tuition increase to generate millions of dollars of new revenue.  Students who already registered and paid for their Fall semester will receive a new bill and hopefully not be dropped from classes when MCCCD runs their dreaded ‘purge’.  New students will need to pay a bit more if they want to attend. All of this, while MCCCD sits on top of a large sum of cash totaling nearly $500 million (see The Bulging Cash Hoard at MCCCD).  It begs the questions, who is the MCCCD Governing Board serving? What is the mission of the institution? Why are you asking for more money when you have so much?  Are you trying to keep that infamous bond rating at the expense of the community?
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MCCCD sued over public records | Maricopa Security Breach

MCCCD sued by local lawfirm over public records. Recent articles in the front page of the Arizona RepublicArizona Daily Independent and Databreaches.net tell the story.

This entire incident could have been avoided had Dr. Glasper and the District Administration taken action in a simple internal grievance document filed by employees back in 2012 to alert the District of the security issues. Policies were ignored by Glasper. The Administration ignored letter after letter from concerned employees like Teresa Toney (Public Stewardship), Kerry Mitchell and Cecilia Quiroz (Presidents of employee groups), IT employees, community members and former employees who tried to raised flags before they left.  Read the entire chronology of events here.

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Millions in taxpayer dollars and employee time are now going towards handling the mismanagement of this situation. Employees are leaving the organization and MCCCD faces heavy penalties and expensive lawsuits.