University of Texas to Spend $34 million to Increase IT Security
The University of Texas System campuses will spend $34.9 million in endowment funds for improvements in computer security.
The money will pay for equipment, software, and salaries and benefits for eight new information security employees. All 15 of the system's academic and health campuses will benefit from the upgrades, says a statesman.com report.
According to the report, high-risk security gaps were identified at various campuses involving mobile devices, computer network monitoring, training and other matters.
Breaches have occurred from time to time at the campuses, the report notes. For example, hackers obtained information on about 173,000 people, including Social Security numbers for 84,000, from UT-Austin's McCombs School of Business in 2006.