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How to Report an Information Privacy/Security Breach

Through the district’s emerging Information Privacy and Security Program (IPSP), the district aims to proactively minimize the need for responding to an information breach; however, employees will need to be aware of when a breach of sensitive information has occurred and how to address such breaches.  

Events and/or Incidents to report to your location Information Privacy and Security Officer include but are not limited to:

  • Sensitive Information in hard copy(s) (paper), electronic, or any form of student(s), and/or employee(s) record(s), document(s), application(s) or information that may have been lost, stolen, missing, accidentally released, sent to the wrong person, misused, involved in unauthorized access and/or large scale intrusions.
  • Electronic Device containing sensitive information (e.g., laptop, USB storage, PDA, etc.) may have been lost or stolen.
  • Breach of information security (account(s) compromised)

If you are unable to reach your location Information Privacy and Security Officer in a timely manner, then report the incident(s) to the District Information Privacy and Security Incident Response Coordinator (Portal log in required).

“When in doubt – Report it”

The following types of events and/or incidents should be reported directly to your location’s Information Technology staff:

  • Intrusion of computer networks via the network (often referred to as “hacking”)
  • Occurrence of computer viruses (an “infection” by a virus, worm, or Trojan program)
  • Denial of service attacks (lack of network response)

All criminal incidents or other suspicious activity (including threats to your personal security) should be reported directly to the College Police Department.

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