Education commissioner orders security review after breach at FSU

 

In the wake of personal information for thousands of teachers in training was exposed online, Florida’s Education Commissioner Tony Bennett has ordered a review of data security.

According to a statement from the Department of Education, personal information from roughly 47,000 participants in a teacher preparation program was publically accessible for two weeks, starting in late May.

Officials said Saturday that the breach occurred during a data transmit between servers at Florida State University’s Florida Center for Interactive Media.

Unauthorized people may have accessed the data, but the department says there’s no indication it was used inappropriately.

FSU officials say they are working with the department to notify affected participants.

Bennett says all confidential information is being moved onto “directly monitored and secured by the department.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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