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University of Ottawa gets failing grade in data breach

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Sep 22, 2016.

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    The University of Ottawa has found itself the subject of an investigation regarding a potential data breach. According to news reports, the information of some 900 students may have been exposed when an external hard drive went missing.

    This involved the personal information of people with disabilities and mental health issues. Um, so that’s really bad. I’m having a hard time with this, as I do with so many data breaches. At first blush it appears that the information was not encrypted.

    Now, it doesn’t spell that out in the report on CBC. But, if this information was contained on an encrypted drive I wouldn’t think that there would be breach notification letters being sent out and having the Ottawa police involved.

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