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Universities Increase Security, Breaches

DATA LOSS—U.S.

January 12, 2011

The University of Maine System (UMS) and the University of Hawaii (UH) are taking steps to secure data after breaches affected thousands at their campuses last year. UMS expects to spend more than $860,000 per year over three years, while UH expects to spend $1.9 million on data security. A recent Identity Theft Resource Center report found that educational institutions account for nearly 10 percent of the 662 data breaches reported in 2010.
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