Tag: Data Breach

Woman Guilty of Exploiting Federal Employee Data from OPM Breaches

By on June 20, 2018 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Woman Guilty of Exploiting Federal Employee Data from OPM Breaches

A Maryland woman has pleaded guilty to exploiting personal data of current and former federal employees stolen in the OPM data breaches.

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Legislation Reintroduced to Provide Free Lifetime ID Theft Protection for OPM Data Breaches

By on May 15, 2018 in Pay & Benefits with 0 Comments
Legislation Reintroduced to Provide Free Lifetime ID Theft Protection for OPM Data Breaches

Legislation that would provide free lifetime identity theft protection to victims of OPM’s data breaches has been reintroduced in the House.

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OPM’s IT Systems Still Lacking Nearly Three Years After Data Breaches

By on March 23, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
OPM’s IT Systems Still Lacking Nearly Three Years After Data Breaches

OPM has struggled to update its IT systems after the 2015 data breaches, and now a House Committee is asking the agency for information.

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Data Breach at DHS Affects Over 245,000 Federal Employees

By on January 4, 2018 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Data Breach at DHS Affects Over 245,000 Federal Employees

The Department of Homeland Security announced a data breach that impacted over 245,000 current and former employees.

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No Damages For OPM Data Breach

By on September 19, 2017 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
No Damages For OPM Data Breach

A federal court has sided in favor of OPM and one of its contractors in lawsuits filed by AFGE and NTEU seeking damages in the data breaches that exposed the personal data of over 20 million current and former federal employees.

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FBI Arrests Chinese National Linked to OPM Data Breach

on August 25, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The FBI has arrested a Chinese national in conjunction with the data breaches that exposed the personal data of millions of current and former federal employees.

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Lawmakers Want to Give Federal Employees Their Own Cyber Victim Coordinator

By on August 9, 2017 in Human Resources with 0 Comments
Lawmakers Want to Give Federal Employees Their Own Cyber Victim Coordinator

Legislation has been introduced to create a new position to help federal employees who are the victims of cyber attacks. The author raises some questions that are not immediately clear from the text of the bill.

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GAO: OPM IT Security Still at Risk

By on August 4, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
GAO: OPM IT Security Still at Risk

According to a new GAO report, OPM has made progress in improving its information security but still has more work to do.

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Trump Issues Executive Order to Bolster Agency Cybersecurity Procedures

By on May 11, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Trump Issues Executive Order to Bolster Agency Cybersecurity Procedures

President Trump has issued an executive order that will hold heads of federal agencies accountable for implementing IT risk management procedures.

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Executive Order Aims to Modernize Government IT

By on May 2, 2017 in Agency News with 0 Comments
Executive Order Aims to Modernize Government IT

President Trump signed an executive order calling for the establishment of a new committee to modernize IT systems in federal agencies.

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