Posts Tagged: data breach

8 Notable Federal Government Leadership Resignations

In the wake of Katherine Archuleta’s departure as Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), it’s natural to think back on other high-profile federal leadership resignations. Some resigned from government because they did something wrong or poorly handled a key situation. Others left because, ultimately, they were the ones in charge. As Steve Huffman, co-founder and new CEO… Read more »

OPM Cybersecurity #Fail, As Told By Twitter

Last week, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced that “sensitive information” on 21.5 million personnel was stolen from their systems. Today, OPM announced additional information about the recent cyber incident Learn more: http://t.co/YrWkqJKyYO. pic.twitter.com/46pLmaWMxJ — Katherine Archuleta (@OPMDirector) July 9, 2015 Soon after this “enormous breach” (so said FBI director James Comey) was announced, OPM… Read more »

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta’s Resignation Statement

“Today I informed the OPM workforce that I am stepping down as the leader of this remarkable agency and the remarkable people who work for it. This morning, I offered, and the President accepted, my resignation as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management. I conveyed to the President that I believe it is… Read more »

5 Takeaways from the OPM Breach Hearing

It’s highly likely that sophisticated hackers stole sensitive data from Office of Personnel Management systems containing Social Security numbers and other personal records of current and former federal employees, government officials testified on Tuesday. Although OPM has not determined the full scope of not one, but two recent hacks against its IT systems, Director Katherine… Read more »

Your Burning Questions About the OPM Hacks May Soon Be Answered

There are far more questions than answers about the massive Office of Personnel Management breach that exposed the personal data of millions of current and former federal employees. In the wake of OPM’s June 4 announcement that some 4 million people were affected by the cyber hack, new reports have surfaced that create a much bleaker picture… Read more »

What Can We Learn From a Decade of Cyber Crime?

Verizon’s annual Data Breach Investigations Report is one of the most hotly anticipated cybersecurity publications of the year. Based on 1,367 data breaches and more than 63,000 security incidents in 95 countries, the Data Breach Investigations Report paints a realistic picture of the current state of cybercrime. Bryan Sartin, director of the Risk Team at… Read more »