[ISN] Utah guv fires tech director over health data breach, creates security czar

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2012 04:04:19 -0500 (CDT)

By Heather May
The Salt Lake Tribune
May 15 2012

Gov. Gary Herbert apologized to the 780,000 victims of the health data 
security breach on Tuesday.

To restore the public’s trust, he announced Tuesday that he fired 
Department of Technology Services director Stephen Fletcher and hired an 
ombudsman to shepherd victims through the process of protecting their 
identities and credit.

"The people of Utah rightly believe that the government will protect 
them, their families, and their personal data. When they interface with 
us that is in fact our charge," Herbert said at an afternoon news 
conference, adding that one of his family members was among those whose 
information was compromised.

"As a state government we have failed to honor that commitment," he 
said. "For that, as your governor and as a Utahn, I am deeply sorry."

He said Fletcher was asked to resign, saying the director lacked 
"oversight and leadership."


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