By Andrew Brunner
April 22, 2010
An investigation is underway about a potential breach of secure
information at UW-Platteville.
Barb Daus, public information officer* at UW-P, confirmed this week that
the university is investigating a potential breach in security, but
would not confirm what exactly was breached. Daus did say that the
student information system (PASS), employee records and financial
records for the university were not compromised.
Daus said that the investigation is being held internally through the
human resources department. She would not say if the investigation had
also been passed on to law enforcement or if charges had been filed
against those involved.
This information comes three weeks after the Exponent received word from
a source close to the situation that an emergency meeting was held for
all Office of Information Technology staff. At this meeting it was
announced that someone within the networking department in OIT had done
something "bad" and was being removed from the position. It was also
announced that Andrew Krueger, academic computer support specialist for
the college of BILSA, was being moved to networking to fill the void.
Daus said the names of those involved with the potential breach could
not be released for personnel reasons and possible hindrances to the
investigation. She also said she could not comment as to whether or not
those involved have been put on leave or are still working at UW-P.
"What is most important is that no student information, no human
resources information and no university financial information has been
compromised," Daus said. "I only know what information is not involved."
Daus said she has released all the information she can on the incident
and that more information will not be released until the investigation
is over. She had no time line on the investigation.
Log on to uwpexponent.org for updates as soon as we have them.
* Correction (4/22/2010): Daus's official title is Public Information
Officer, not Chief Information Officer as previously reported.
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