Data Breaches

VA Exposes Sensitive Veteran Data to Thousands of Unauthorized Employees

The files included medical records, internal communications and other sensitive information dating back to 2016, the inspector general found.

Survey: Cloud Customers, Not Providers, Increasingly Responsible for Managing Threats 

The Cloud Security Alliance found the issues that traditionally plagued cloud service providers aren’t as big of a problem today.

You’re Probably Not Getting $125 from Equifax Claims, FTC Warns

A rapid influx of claims is already exhausting the $31 million fund for payouts. 

Equifax Will Fork Up to $700 Million to Compensate for 2017 Data Breach

Those impacted by the breach may be eligible to receive up to $20,000 in cash payments.

Federal Employees Suing OPM Score Win in Lawsuit Over Data Hacks

Appeals court overrules district-level finding, says federal employee unions have standing to sue.

CBP Says Thousands of Traveler Photos Stolen in ‘Malicious Cyber-Attack’

The breach happened at one of the agency’s subcontractors and didn’t involve any data collected under its facial recognition program, officials said.

Can One Year of GDPR Teach the U.S. Anything on Privacy?

Technology experts reflect on how GDPR changed companies' approaches to data.

Cyber Espionage Targeting Public Sector Rose 168% In 2018

“Government incident responders must either be cape-and-tights-wearing superheroes, or so stressed they’re barely hanging on by their fingernails.”

House Republicans Want FEMA to Answer for Leaking 2.3 Million Americans' Data

Members of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology want a full briefing from FEMA brass no later than April 18.

Identity Theft Services Inefficient at Addressing Data Breach Risks, Watchdog Says

The Government Accountability Office also recommended that Congress should reconsider allowing federal agencies how much coverage is appropriate to offer.

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Empowering Regulators Could Stop the Next Equifax Breach, Watchdog Says

Giving the regulatory agencies more power to punish companies after breaches could make industry invest more in cybersecurity, according to the Government Accountability Office.

How Government Agencies Can Build Cyber Trust in 2019

For all the damage that can come as the result of cyberattacks, the cost of severed trust is almost always the highest.

FDIC’s Top 3 Challenges Are All Tech Related

Among the financial regulator’s biggest challenges, IT modernization and cybersecurity topped the list.

OPM Awards $416M Contract for Protection Services to Hack Victims

The millions of federal employees and contractors using those services will see no disruption.

Keep the Faith: America’s GDPR Will Come

What should it look like? How should companies prepare?