data breaches

  • Innovations in health IT modernization gives rise to cybersecurity challenges

    A more connected health IT landscape also increases the cyber threat landscape and introduces new challenges for security professionals.

  • FTC toughening rules around protecting consumer data in light of breaches

    For a long time the Federal Trade Commission has issued data security orders to companies that fail to protect consumers’ private information.

  • Government answers FAQs about feds attending conferences

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Government Policy clarifies what federal employees need to report when accepting invitations to attend conferences.

  • IRS missed steps to accurately track outside data breaches, TIGTA reports

    The IRS failed to flag compromised personally identifiable information linked to dozens of external data breaches last year and put the tax information of nearly 11,000 people at risk, according to a recent watchdog audit.

  • IRS: Frequent data breaches make it ‘fundamentally more difficult’ to verify taxpayers

    The IRS fights to stay at least one step ahead of the fraudsters that use stolen taxpayer credentials to file tax returns. But the frequency of data breaches gives adversaries more ammunition.

  • Data security in 2018

    What can federal IT professionals do to protect their agencies from data breaches? Find out when Nick Jovanovic, VP Federal at Thales eSecurity Federal, joins host John Gilroy on this week’s Federal Tech Talk. April 9, 2018

  • Data security and insider threats

    John Landwehr, vice president, public sector CTO at Adobe, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how document management technology and monitoring analytics can help agencies secure their data. October 27, 2015

  • 21.5 million people impacted by breach of OPM’s background investigation databases

    The Office of Personnel Management announced today that 21.5 million people were affected by the second breach of its background investigation databases. This includes 19.7 million people who applied for a background check, as well as another 1.8 million people whose personal information was included on clearance applications, such as spouses.

  • Deon Viergutz, President, Fort Meade Alliance

    It’s no surprise that guarding against cyber threats is a priority for agencies. Data breaches at Homeland Security and a computer threat at the White House are just a few of many recent cyber attacks to hit the federal government. Agency officials say security policies are important but so is employee training. The Fort Meade Alliance surveyed government IT professionals and found more than 60 percent agreed cyber training should be a top priority. Deon Viergutz, president of the Fort Meade Alliance, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the survey.

  • Encrypted laptops ease VA’s concerns about data breaches

    Department says 99 percent of laptops now are encrypted. Of the 21 laptops reported stolen or missing in the last two months, all were secured with security software.