A Roundup of Recent Breaches
DATA LOSS—U.S.April 9, 2013
Following two recent breaches in Utah, one affecting 780,000 individuals, the state is taking steps to prevent future incidents, GovInfoSecurity reports. The health department is creating a data security office, and the governor recently signed a law that will see the implementation of security and privacy best practices there and in other government departments. In California, Kirkwood Community College officials say hackers accessed a database containing applicants’ names, Social Security numbers and other personal information. And the VA medical center has alerted 7,405 patients of a breach involving an unprotected laptop containing their personal information.