University of Nebraska 2012 Breach

Tuesday, May 05 | 2:30PM–3:30PM | Minneapolis Grand Ballroom Salon F, Third Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
In 2012, the University of Nebraska experienced one of the largest breaches in higher education. NU staff will walk through the events of the breach from the first detection to the sentencing of the perpetrator. We will dive into some details of the investigation and our experiences with federal authorities, local law enforcement, and prosecutors. We will also cover the technical details of how our Oracle PeopleSoft student information system was exploited, along with what we learned and what we changed.

OUTCOMES: Take home a practical to-do list to make a breach less likely and lessen the impact of those that do occur * Understand some of the internal workings of Oracle PeopleSoft and how they were and can be exploited


  • Chris Cashmere

    Risk, Compliance, and Privacy Manager, University of Nebraska

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