Parent, employee data housed in breached Student Information System
Joshua Mauk, NU information security officer, stressed that the university has no clear evidence at this time that anyone’s personal information was downloaded and there have been no reports of identity theft related to this incident. He said that university technical staff members will continue to work around the clock to determine which individuals may be affected, and what personal information was accessible. Upon continued analysis, the university will determine how best to notify those individuals personally.
“It is our responsibility to continue to notify those potentially impacted by this breach as quickly as possible,” Mauk said.
New information about the breach and ongoing investigation will be posted on http://nebraska.edu/security as it becomes available. In the meantime, the university recommends that individuals who are current students, applying students, parents, employees or alumni since 1985 visit the Federal Trade Commission website for guidance on how to protect their information. Individuals also should monitor their financial information closely and report any suspicious activity to their financial institutions.