data breaches

FDIC embraces ‘micro-perimeters’ in pursuit of zero trust

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 weeks ago

FDIC is among the agencies shrinking its security perimeter in order to open up its network for local offices.

Report: Benefits agencies, lacking guidance, slow to abandon traditional identity verification

by Dave Nyczepir • 3 months ago

The 2017 Equifax data breach has officials second-guessing the old method, but no federal recommendations exist ensuring alternatives are adopted.

IRS warns against new phishing scams for 2019 tax season

by Billy Mitchell • 7 months ago

With several massive data breaches last year, the IRS says the taxpayers and preparers should be extra vigilant as criminals could use information obtained in those breaches to fuel a tax scam.

IRS identity theft trackers overlooked data breaches, report says

by Carten Cordell • 10 months ago

The report details how the IRS’s Return Integrity and Compliance Services organization didn’t record and monitor 89 external data breaches reported to it.

GSA proposes new cybersecurity reporting rules for contractors

by Carten Cordell • 10 months ago

Two proposed rules from the GSA seek to change how contracting officers communicate agency cybersecurity requirements and contractors report data breaches.

GSA failed to inform breach victims for 2 years, IG says

by Carten Cordell • 11 months ago

The report found that agency officials failed to inform federal employees that their information was exposed in a breach for more than 800 days.

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