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Utah continues outreach in wake of health data breach

By Kyle Murphy, PhD

- Beginning July 26, the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) will begin its first in a series of workshops to help victims of the March 30 health data breach that compromised the personal information of close to 800,000 Utah residents, UDOH announced yesterday.

Dubbed the Data Breach Solution Center tour, the workshops will feature Sheila Walsh-McDonald, the state Data Security Ombudsman, and her staff who will educate the public about the breach itself as well as methods to protect against damage it can cause. Back in May, Governor Gary Herbert appointed Walsh-McDonald and sacked Stephen Fletcher, who was serving as the Director of the Department of Technology Services during the time of the attack.

In total, the tour comprises twelve stops throughout the state, three of which will be announced soon (Salt Lake City, Vernal, and Moab). So far nine events have been revealed:

July 26, 4–7PM
Salt Lake County Government Center, South Atrium
2001 S. State St.
Salt Lake City, Utah

July 30,  4–7PM
Palmer Court
999 S. Main St.
Salt Lake City, Utah

July 31, 4–7PM
Bear River Health Department
Environmental Health Building
85 E. 1800 North
Logan, Utah

August 1, 4–7PM
Marshall White Community Center
222 28th Street
Ogden, Utah

August 2, 4–7PM
North Davis Senior Activity Center
42 S. State St.
Clearfield, Utah

August 8, 4–7PM
Utah County Health Department
151 S. University Ave., Room 2600
Provo, Utah

August 14, 4–7PM
Castleview Hospital
300 N. Hospital Drive
Price, Utah

August 21, 4–7PM
Central Utah Health Department
70 Westview Dr.
Richfield, Utah

August 22, 10AM–1PM
Washington County Senior Center
245 N. 200 West
St. George, Utah

More information about Data Breach Solution Center tour is available online or by phone 24/7: (855) 238-3339.

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