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What to Do About Federal Security?

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By Allan Holmes May 11, 2007

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USAToday's online editorial page invited readers in an Op-Ed this week to discuss what to do about the increasing number of incidents of agencies losing personal data. Only nine comments had been posted as of late Friday, ranging from one calling for more legislation to force agencies to protect the data to one simply calling government employees "voyeurs."

The USAToday opinion writers say, "Agency heads need to make it their mission to see that the records they administer are secure, and there should be consequences if they fail."

Agencies have had a number of recent cases of stolen or lost data, but the private sector is not immune, as CIO Magazine points out in its most recent annual global security survey. The answer is better security practices all around, according to the article. You may want to consider letting your insider voice be heard on the subject.

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