opm cyber breach

  • Silence of the hacked: No news is not good news

    It could take up to four months before some security firm is signed up to sort out (one hopes) the multiple messes caused by the cyber breaches earlier this year. The government has promised to provide protection to those impacted. That raises some questions for Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. How long will the protection last?

  • Uncle Sam’s morning-after pill

    We may know the who, what, when and where of the OPM cyber hacks, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, but the “why” still remains something of a mystery.

  • Credit monitoring for all: Who benefits?

    So, you are definitely, maybe, maybe not, one of the 22 million current, retired, or former feds who’ve been hacked. That’s about everybody in the states of Florida and Arkansas, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. Now what?

  • Senate Appropriations OKs 10-year credit monitoring for feds, but not extra OPM IT funding

    UPDATED: A key Senate committee approved an amendment today to give federal employees no less than 10 years of identity and credit-monitoring services and $5 million in liability protection for related damages.

  • Shared services: A key part of a 21st century federal cyber strategy

    OPM’s recent cybersecurity breach shows how tight budgets, limited expertise and cultural blind spots create perfect storms of agency vulnerability throughout the federal environment.

  • Letter to the Editor: Archuleta should’ve stayed

    Alan Paller and John Pescatore of the SANS Institute explain why Katherine Archuleta’s departure may not be a fair nor effective means for addressing the cybersecurity problems at OPM.

  • Job Opening: Death Wish A Plus

    Politicians and the press have a taste for meat, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey. Their most recent feast was a healthy serving of OPM director, well skewered.

  • David Snell: OPM data breach raises more questions than answers

    We know a little more now about both cyber breaches at the Office of Personnel Management. But there are still plenty of questions. David Snell is the director of the federal benefits service department at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association. He testified before the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittees on Research and Technology and Oversight last week. He tells In Depth guest host Jared Serbu that he’s worried not just about the breaches themselves, but the lack of communication between OPM and the federal workforce since then.

  • OPM’s Beth Cobert can learn from former IRS scandal

    Danny Werfel, the former acting IRS commissioner, sheds light on the challenges Beth Cobert, the new acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, will face leading an agency in trouble.

  • Investigation reveals timeline, scope of attacks on OPM networks

    The Office of Personnel Management was improving the cybersecurity of its IT systems, when it discovered hackers had breached two of its networks.