Firm hired to improve VA security

Thursday, 18 January 2007, 9:01 AM EST

The Department of Veterans Affairs will pay a defense contractor millions of dollars to help the agency improve data security after the theft last year of a computer packed with personal information, company officials said Wednesday.

The project, focusing on the behavior of the department's 235,000 workers, is part of the VA's effort to better protect sensitive information after a laptop computer and external drive containing the personal information of about 26.5 million veterans and military members was stolen last spring.

At the Washington Post.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

Cloned, booby-trapped Dark Web sites steal bitcoins, login credentials

Apart from being a way for dissidents and journalists to do their business without being spotted and identified by "the powers that be", the Dark Web is also a place where criminals sell and buy illegal wares and services and, apparently, where they also get robbed by scammers.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  
DON'T
MISS

Fri, Jul 3rd
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2015 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //