- Associated Press - Thursday, September 17, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A consultant’s review of data security at the University of Minnesota finds the institution ranks above average when it comes to protecting secure information.

The university hired an outside company to conduct an internal review of its security standards. A slew of cyberattacks and data breaches in recent years have organizations and corporations, including Target, reassessing information technology security.

The university had 22 data breaches in fiscal year 2015 resulting in the exposure of more than 4,600 records. But, the company analyzing the university’s risk, BerryDunn, found that’s above average compared to other colleges and universities.

The Minnesota Daily (https://bit.ly/1W4PZgX ) reports the university’s chief information security officer, Brian Dahlin, says none of the breaches were major or malicious hacking attempts.

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Information from: The Minnesota Daily, https://www.mndaily.com/

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