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Network security incident will delay Kalamazoo Valley Community College semester by more than a week

KALAMAZOO, MI — The start of classes is delayed more than a week due to a network security incident at Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC), the school said.

The start of the second 12-week semester of summer school (online, in-person and hybrid courses) originally scheduled for Monday May 23 has been postponed to Tuesday May 31. KVCC said on Facebook.

“We are continuing to implement security measures to help prevent further unauthorized access to our network,” the school said online at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 19, of the progress of the school’s investigation into the incident.

KVCC, which has campuses in downtown Kalamazoo and Texas Township, said it was the victim of a “security incident” on Monday.

Related: Apparent cyberattack suspends KVCC online classes

Officials say the “restart” of network services will likely take place over several days and will include a forced password reset for all students, faculty, instructors and staff.

“We understand the concerns our students and employees may have regarding personal information. The security of collegiate and personal data remains a top priority. Everyone should continue to use best practices and be vigilant when it comes to protecting personal information,” KVCC said.

The college is continuing to investigate and the relevant deadlines are being adjusted.

“We will continue to support professors and instructors who work with students. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this situation,” KVCC said Thursday.

Additional updates will be provided as they become available, the school said.

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