Morgan State University

Audit: Morgan State University lacked protections for private information

Audit: Morgan State University lacked protections for private information

Morgan State University lacked adequate safeguards to protect sensitive personal information, and kept a database of 301,000 unique social security numbers alongside names and dates of birth, state auditors found.

A recent report from the Office of Legislative Audits found the Baltimore-based institution did not adhere to cybersecurity best practices, which require agencies to protect this kind of confidential data using encryption technologies or other measures to ward off identity theft and other improper disclosures.

The auditors recommended the university delete any unnecessary sensitive personally identifiable information and ensure that any other needed data is...

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