Security Incident - March 13, 2014

Security Incident

Letter to the UCO Community - March 13, 2014

Dear UCO Community Member,

On March 12, 2014, the University of Central Oklahoma discovered a breach of sensitive personal information due to unauthorized access to information stored on one of our servers.

Some members of the university community are being directly notified because their information fell within the parameters of this investigation. Although we have no evidence that an unauthorized user is actually using your personal information, we take the security of your personal information very seriously and are bringing this incident to your attention so that you can take every precaution to protect your personal identity.

Immediately after learning of this event, the university initiated a thorough investigation and discovered that the vulnerable information includes your full name, address, birthdate, social security number, and additional employment information. The university quickly responded to the breach by removing the affected systems from the network.

As a result of this breach, we strongly recommend that you take appropriate steps to protect your identity.

As the situation develops, we will provide additional information regarding further actions or precautions that you should take.

Meanwhile, please visit http://www.uco.edu/cybersecurity for resources that you can use and steps you can take to protect your identity.  Should you have additional questions, please call (405) 974-6977.

Please understand the university will not solicit from you any personal information, including usernames and passwords, by phone, email or otherwise.

We regret the inconvenience this incident presents to you and will continue to keep you informed.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we continue to investigate this offense.

Sincerely,

Don Betz
President


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