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New email protection service to be implemented Feb. 24
February 18, 2015

By Casey Hanson, Information Technology Services

proofpoint-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Information Technology Services (ITS) will implement a new email protection service provided by ProofPoint on Tuesday, Feb. 24. ProofPoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) will check email messages for malicious URLs and/or attachments as they come into the Washington State University central email system.

Data security breaches at other universities
August 22, 2006, a computer security company/website, maintains a current list of information on security/data breaches at This list looks like a who’s who of U.S. businesses and organizations. A few universities on this list in the last five months are:* Wichita State University, Aug. 1, credit card and other information, over 2,000 people* Cal Poly, Aug. 1, about 3020 Social Security numbers on a stolen laptop* Ohio University Hudson Health Center, May 11, names, birth dates, Social Security numbers and medical information, 60,000 people accessed* Ohio University, May 2, records breached for 300,000 people/organizations, including 137,000 Social Security numbers* Purdue University School of Electrical … » More …