It has happened again, information with vital importance getting stolen lost into oblivion but not as grave as the incidents with the UK government, this time in a US Public School. This has been the second break-in in the said school since November last year and it is causing disgust with all concerned, students, teachers and staff alike. The school, Dorothy Hains Elementary school has been broken into twice in a span of a few months when vandals broke in, burning walls and other school equipment. The recent exploit also has office equipment, namely an administration computer which has the social security numbers of all the students and teachers. The principal has expresses utter disgust and desperately wants the disks back so as not to cause more disruption in the school’s operation.
IT Security is now getting on all the to headlines for with more and more information being centralized it becomes easier to loose vital information in so little a crime as petty theft. The recent blunders of the UK government with thousands of constituent information such as tax data and other financially important information highlights the need for more security and may call for more strict control and security on information, it’s use, storage and transport. The FBI, one of the world’s premier crime fighting agencies of the US suffers attacks on various levels through the internet considering the fact that it employs some of the most sophisticated counter-intelligence systems in the world how would an elementary school fare? You be the judge, and let us demand for better control and security of information from governments that it be guarded and kept. One way to curb this would be to impose more strict policing and penalties for violators to deter future venture into the area of IT Security that is Identity Theft.