Utah CTO takes fall for data breach
The executive director of Utah's Department of Technology Services has resigned over a data breach two months ago that exposed the Social Security numbers and other personal data of about 280,000 Medicaid recipients.
Utah Governor Gary Herbert announced the resignation of Stephen Fletcher on Tuesday.
In a statement, Herbert also described various initiatives underway that aim to mitigate the risk of similar breaches in the future.
The State's plan includes an independent audit of all IT security systems, the appointment of a new health data security ombudsman and a continuing investigation of the breach by law enforcement personnel.