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Federal Agencies Fail To Protect Personal Data

Government agencies have inconsistently responded to both cyber and non-cyber incidents, a watchdog group says.

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Thomas Claburn
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Thomas Claburn,
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4/3/2014 | 3:49:12 PM
Re: For more on one of the incidents
If only this wasn't the expected outcome. 
WKash
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WKash,
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4/3/2014 | 3:07:33 PM
For more on one of the incidents
For details on one of those incident's, at the Dept. of Energy, read some of Mathew Schwartz's reporting for InformationWeek:

Dept. Of Energy Breach: Bigger Than We Realized

Energy Department Breach Years In Making, Investigators Say

 
WKash
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WKash,
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4/3/2014 | 3:02:25 PM
Agencies Need to do better
What's telling in this report: GAO estimates that the 24 major federal agencies did not effectively or consistently demonstrate actions taken in response to a detected cyber incident in about 65 percent of reported incidents. for Agencies, for instance, did not always demonstrate that they had determined the impact of an incident. Extrapolate that against the 25,566 incidents reported in 2013 -- and that's a huge number. Agencies must do better than that. Especially when you see what Target just went through.

 
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