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[ISN] Audit faults McDowell Tech's computer security
By Jordan Schrader
January 3, 2008
The computer room that contains financial and student information at
McDowell Technical Community College is vulnerable to tampering and
fire, according to a state audit.
Fire extinguishers in the computer room are not inspected annually, said
the report released this week by State Auditor Leslie Merritt's office.
The college in a written response said it would address such hazards,
"as funding allows," and would also put procedures in place to stop
unauthorized people from entering the center.
The report also advised adopting new security policies to prevent
electronic tampering, which the college agreed to do.
The audit said the college should also adopt a more complete disaster
recovery plan for its computer technology and test the plan annually.
Read the report at
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