iSIS, K-State’s student information system, was taken offline Aug. 20 after some students were able to see other students’ schedules. iSIS became available again at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 21 after the issue causing the data exposure was corrected. The iSIS vendor acknowledged that an error in their tools caused the problem.
The university’s attendance policy allows instructors to drop a student if he or she does not make it to the first day of class. However, please be aware that students may have missed their first classes because they were not able to access their schedule when iSIS was taken offline.
Ken Stafford, chief information officer and vice provost for information technology services, said that the K-State community has been very understanding and accommodating.
“We are actively monitoring systems and continuing to investigate the issue,” he said. “Keeping essential systems available and secure is our priority.”
iSIS is having its biggest semester ever. On Aug. 20, iSIS use hit a peak of some 38,000 logins and there were 9,000 logins by midnight after it became available again Tuesday afternoon.
(Editor’s note: Reprinted from K-State Today’s article published Aug. 22, 2012.)