Arkansas State University - College of Education and Behavioral Science's Department of Childhood Services - 30/05/2014
Arkansas State University was notified by the Arkansas Department of Human Services of a data breach in their College of Education and Behavioral Science's Department of Childhood Services database, potentially exposing personally identifiable information. According to A-State's Chief Information Officer Henry Torres, “we have confirmed unauthorized access to data, but we have no reports regarding illegal use of the information in these files,” Torres said. “We took immediate measures to address this issue after being notified by DHS. We are cooperating with DHS and working with programmers to assess and resolve the situation.”The breached involved a database related to the "Traveling Arkansas Professional Pathways (TAPP) Registry, which is a professional development system designed to track and facilitate training and continuing education for early childhood practictioners in Arkansas." To date, the university has stated that Social Security numbers were compromised in the database, no other information as to the specific data was provided by the university.