Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Poor State of Computer Security in our Federal Government

When I was listening to an interview of Katherine Archuleta, director of the federal Office of Personnel Management, and she stumbled in her answer on whether or not the social security numbers were encrypted I was absolutely furious!

How in the hell can our social security numbers NOT be encrypted in 2015 - especially those individuals with clearances?

As CNN reported and I could not agree more with House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Chairman Chaffetz who said to Archuleta "you failed, you failed utterly and totally," when she would not say why the hacked data was not encrypted.

Here is a nice article by Andrea Peterson on the sorry shape of computer security titled:

It’s not just OPM: Cybersecurity across the federal government is pretty awful

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