Once again, the scope of the breach at the US Office of Personnel Management has been amended: OPM's press secretary Sam Schumach announced on Wednesday that "of the 21.5 million individuals whose Social Security Numbers and other sensitive information were impacted by the breach, the subset of individuals whose fingerprints have been stolen has increased from a total of approximately 1.1 million to approximately 5.6 million." If you're wondering how come they haven't discovered this fact sooner, it's because only now the "OPM and DoD identified archived records containing additional fingerprint data not previously analyzed." Schumach then tried to reassure potentially affected individuals: "Federal experts believe that, as of now, the ability to misuse fingerprint data is limited.
The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will award $3.6 million for three pilot projects designed to make online transactions more secure and privacy-enhancing for healthcare, government services, transportation and the Internet of Things.
As the 2016 presidential race heats up, Wakefield Research examined American perceptions of the threat of political hacking, and which of the leading U.S.
Vormetric did a survey on how Americans view "backdoor" access by government entities to the encrypted data of private businesses.
Mobile devices are extremely prevalent in federal agencies, even within those that purport to have policies prohibiting the use of them.
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