Saturday, February 16, 2008

Oh No You Di-in't!

Another hole in Metro's security alert system uncovered by the Tennessean in the wake of the stolen Election Commission laptops:

Employees of the election commission and Metro Information Technology Services had learned on Dec. 26 that a computer router stolen along with the laptops had been unplugged at 9:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve ....

But police didn't learn until Jan. 2, the day officers told the public, that the router had been unplugged at 9:45 p.m. on Dec. 24, police spokesman Don Aaron said this week.

Metro election and IT employees amazingly allowed an entire week to lapse between their discovery of the loss of delicate voter information and their first call to police.

And as far as I know nobody but the security guard who was playing Christmas music when the break-in occurred has been disciplined or has lost their government job on this security failure.

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