Federal legislators mulling options for fighting identify theft and fraud got another reason to act last week when TransUnion LLC revealed that a password-protected PC containing personal-credit information on more than 3,600 consumers was stolen. It's the latest in a string of compromised data incidents that have hit companies such as Bank of America, CardSystems Solutions, ChoicePoint, Citigroup, and HSBC North America. The credit-monitoring company promptly notified consumers and offered free monitoring of credit reports for a year. That's called closing the barn door after the horse has escaped.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?