IT Trends :: Thursday, April 19, 2007

Opinion

Once More unto the Breach
By David Nagel

The announcement earlier this month of a potential data security breach at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) may have come as a shock to the 46,000 individuals who received notification that their personal information might have been compromised. But for industry observers, this latest revelation was just another in a long string of security incidents impacting institutions of higher learning.

Last week's announcement of a potential data security breach at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) may have come as a shock to the 46,000 individuals who received notification that their personal information might have been compromised. But for industry observers, this latest revelation was just another in a long string of security incidents impacting institutions of higher learning....

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