Southern Utah residents invited attend Data Breach Solution Center tour meetings

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SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Department of Health has just four stops left on its Data Breach Solution Center tour, a series of workshops throughout the state designed to provide personal, one-on-one help and information regarding the recent data breach.

The tour is a series of workshops throughout the state designed to provide personal, one-on-one help and information regarding the recent data breach. It kicked off July 26 in Salt

Lake County, and has since hosted eight events in six counties.

Members of the public are invited to attend one of the four remaining community events, which are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, Aug. 14 Price
4-7 p.m. Castleview Hospital
300 N. Hospital Drive
Price, Utah

Wednesday, Aug. 15 Moab
4-7 p.m. Grand County Public Library
257 East Center St.
Moab, Utah

Tuesday, Aug. 21 Richfield
4-7 p.m. Central Utah Health Department
70 Westview Dr.
Richfield, Utah

Wednesday, Aug. 22 St. George
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Washington County Senior Center
245 N. 200 West
St. George, Utah

Rather than a “town hall” type meeting, the workshops are set up in an open house format. Individuals can come at any time during the scheduled hours to receive individual case management from Utah’s Data Security Ombudsman, Sheila Walsh-McDonald, and her staff.

The UDOH encourages anyone who has questions or feedback to attend one of the workshops. The tour is part of the Department’s push to provide solutions to those whose personal information was compromised earlier this year when computer hackers broke into a Utah State government server.

In addition to the workshops, the State of Utah has taken several significant steps to make sure victims of the data breach are protected, including offering free credit monitoring for victims and creating a 24-hour information hotline and web site with additional information on how to protect your credit, as well as direct access to the Data Security Ombudsman.

The UDOH and the Department of Technology Services have also completed internal reviews of data security policies, analyzed all state servers and conducted vulnerability assessments on them, and increased employee training. Additionally, two independent firms have been hired to conduct investigations into the data breach and into the state’s response.

For a full schedule of events across the state, as well as additional information on the UDOH’s Data Breach Solution Center tour visit http://health.utah.gov/databreach/ or call the 24-hour hotline at 1-855-238-3339.

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