Before the national cry that police officers be outfitted with body cameras reached its current fevered pitch, the police force at Ohio State began experimenting with the little devices last September.
This summer the state provided hundreds of thousands of Ohioans with free identity theft protection after a computer backup tape containing their personal information was stolen. Some of the information on the tape included businesses’ information. But businesses are not covered.
Ohio state government officials have reported another data theft. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation says a laptop has been stolen from an employee’s home.
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland today will ask the State Controlling Board for money to hire a computer security expert. The request comes in the wake of a theft of a comnputer device containing personal information on tens of thousands of state workers and their dependents.
A cyber sleuth will help Ohio grapple with the recent theft of computer data.
The state is warning its 64,000 employees that they could be at risk for identity theft, after a computer storage device containing their names and social security numbers was stolen from a state intern’s car. Click on the icon to hear the story.
The Ohio University Board of Trustees today approved four million dollars to improve computer security after five data theft cases in 15 months.