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Review of DoIT Communications

Notification by DoIT Student Worker Was a Mistake

September 10, 2015 7:18 PM

To The UMBC Campus Community,

Recently a DoIT student employee contacted members of the campus that they may have a number of files on their computers containing personally identifiable information (PII).  This information may include social security numbers (SSNs), credit card numbers, passport numbers or bank account numbers.  

While this was a legitimate email, it was sent out mistakenly by a grad student working in our cyber security group.

We apologize for the alarm this has caused and we have used this incident to review how we keep the campus informed of the important work we are doing. We will be sharing our plans with the campus community once we have had this process reviewed by our shared governance committees and the VPs and Deans.

If you have continued questions or concerns, or would like to discuss this further, please feel free to reach out to our Chief Information Security Officer, Mark Cather at


Jack Suess

VP of IT and Chief Information Officer

UMBC Division of Information Technology
Tags: security
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