Information contained in public MCCCD Board minutes speak of how huge the security problem at MCCCD is. MCCCD has publicly disclosed their vulnerabilities and the monumental effort require to fix the problem that was reported in April 2013. It makes you wonder if MCCCD web servers should be even operational given the information disclosed below.
Here is a segment from the Nov 2013 Board Minutes where MCCCD acknowledges the scope of the problem and what’s left to be done.
V.A.1 APPROVAL OF AUTHORIZATION OF INCREASED EXPENDITURE
FOR WEB REMEDIATION CONSULTING SERVICES
This is a follow-up item to move to a One Maricopa enhancement
effort. It’s a three-phase system. Once Eagle Creek has assessed the
existing web infrastructure, 1) they will help with web maintenance
(there are over 10,000 pages), 2) they will look at the web
infrastructure and fix pages that are not working, and 3) they will
rebuild the entire web system into a secure and well run single entity
(currently there are 50-60 systems currently running). It will take
approximately 18-24 months to fix.
o Will Maricopa contract out maintenance or can it be
supported in-house upon completion? (IT will create a web