Report: Benefits agencies, lacking guidance, slow to abandon traditional identity verification
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
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.
Congress: Federal bank agency CIO ‘misled lawmakers and hid breaches’
The CIO of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation misled congressional overseers to cover up cybersecurity breaches at the agency, retaliated against whistleblowers and those who disagreed with him and generally created a toxic work environment for his team, congressional staff allege in a report published Wednesday.
Colleges called the new data warehouses
Chief Privacy Officer Kathleen Styles said in a presentation Wednesday that colleges are wrestling with how to avoid data breaches and use student information to track progress.
Cybersecurity in K-12 education: Schools face increased risk of cyber attacks
In recent years, school districts have been the target of sophisticated cyber attacks. But experts say school leaders are unprepared for the threats often faced by government and companies.