The incidences of computer theft and data breaches in the news are alarming. The campus community must ensure that sensitive information is stored and transmitted securely to avoid such occurrence of such events here at LBCC. It is important for all those with access to sensitive LBCC data take active measures to protect information and maintain its security.
Of particular concern is identity-related information that can be used for identity theft and includes names in combination with:
Full Social Security number (SSN)
Date of Birth
Driver's License number
Credit card number
While collection of this information is commonplace for students and employees, the means to obtain the information as well as storing the information must be secured. For example, collecting this information using email is highly unsecured.