Message from President Roberts: WSU Data Security Breach Notice

Dear Colleague,

You may have recently heard about a data security breach at Washington State University’s Social & Economic Sciences Research Center. Some employees and students on our campus have received letters from WSU explaining that their personal information may have been part of the affected data. (See Seattle Times’ 6/22/17 article).

I want to acknowledge that our College administration is aware of this situation and we will continue to monitor it as more information becomes available. At this point, if you received a letter from WSU regarding this issue, it is to alert you to the potential that your information was included but WSU is stressing that there is no evidence any personal information has been accessed or misused.

Washington State University is providing one year of complimentary credit monitoring and identity theft protection services for individuals whose personal information was affected. The university has set up an assistance line, 866-523-9195, to answer questions about the data breach (available Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.). It has also posted information on its website: https://wsu.edu/security-incident/.

Thank you,

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.

President

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