Human error causes Limerick University data breach

This story comes from a University in Limerick, Ireland. It highlights yet again the need for stringent procedures around security of information in schools and colleges. In this case it looks like some highly personal information was emailed to the wrong person….

We try to encourage schools and colleges to be frank about where they need to layer their security when it comes to information. All too often it is made very easy for human error (and we have to acknowledge the very high levels of human failure that leads to breach if we are ever to do anything meaningful about it) to lead to highly sensitive and personal information to be so easily left vulnerable or abused.

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