The Office of Personnel Management starts notifying employees today that their personal information may have been compromised. As many as 4 million current and former federal employees may be affected. Now the question is, has the government learned anything from this incident, or is it lurching from crisis to crisis? SANS Institute\'s Director of Research Alan Paller joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive for a look ahead.
The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team released in May an analysis report detailing nine incidents between July 2014 and May 2015 where hackers stole what they call \"bulk personally identifiable information (PII)\" from public and private sector organizations. Secretary Jeh Johnson issued the first-ever Binding Operational Directive to agencies in May, mandating they fix all ‘critical vulnerabilities\' in 30 days.
Current and former federal employees affected by the Office of Personnel Management\'s data breach will get a notification by email starting Monday. OPM says it\'s working with the Homeland Security Department\'s Computer Emergency Readiness Team to figure out what exactly happened and why. Bob Gourley, a former chief technology officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, is now the co-founder of Cognitio. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose what\'s next for federal agencies, and what questions you should be asking your cyber/IT leaders.
Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council, and Ron Marks, senior fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University, count down the week\'s top federal stories with Francis Rose.
Next week, the Office of Personnel Management will begin telling up to 4 million people that they are potential victims of a cyber breach. Hackers may have their names, Social Security Numbers, birthdates, job assignments, training files, performance ratings and current and former addresses. Here\'s what you can do if you\'re one of the 4 million.
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The Office of Personnel Management revealed Thursday that the personal information of 4 million current and former federal employees may have been compromised during an April cyber attack on its IT systems.