— from my colleague Frank Briguglio at Dell Software… By Frank J. Briguglio, CISSP, Security Architect, Dell Software The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has stated that any government employee, contractor or military service member that has filled out the “Questionnaire for National Security Positions SF-86” since 2000 (and possibly prior) is at risk of […] […]

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Hackers stole sensitive information on 21.5 million people in a recently disclosed cyber-attack that breached the Federal government’s database of security background checks, Politico’s David Perera has reported. MeriTalk yesterday said the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was preparing to disclose details of the new hack this week. OPM has previously said 4.2 million current […] […]

Decades of funding shortfalls and tired legacy systems are to blame for the massive data breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), says OPM Director Katherine Archuleta, who defended her agency and its staff under heavy questioning in Congress last week. Case in point: OPM was using the most basic version of Einstein, the […] […]

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