The Office of Personnel Management experienced some of the biggest changes in the year since hackers stole the data of 22 million current and former federal employees. In our special report The OPM Breach: What’s different now Federal News Radio looks at how the cyber attack helped put in motion some of the biggest cybersecurity improvements in the last decade.
The Office of Personnel Management experienced some of the biggest changes in the year since hackers stole the data of 22 million current and former federal employees.
An exclusive Federal News Radio survey found that about 45 percent of public and private sector employees disagreed with the notion that their office or agency was better prepared to protect against future data breaches. Only about 25 percent of respondents said they were confident their workplace understood cyber risks.
New numbers from the Office of Personnel Management show that only about 2.7 million people — or roughly 11 percent — out of the 21.5 million victims of the two OPM data breaches last year have enrolled in free identity protection services.
Since the Office of Personnel Management's first announcement on June 4, 2015 that the personal information of millions of current and former federal employees had been hacked, a series of milestones and setbacks have occurred in its wake. Here's a look at some of what's happened in the past 12 months.
Federal contractors say there is room for improvement when it comes to protecting itself and working with government in a post-OPM breach environment. That includes modernizing the bidding process, sharing more information and being ready to adapt to an ever-changing threat.