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The Government Accountability Office in a recent report found the requirement for agencies to report data breaches to the Homeland Security Department within one hour of discovering the incident is of little value.
Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) wants answers from the Veterans Affairs Department after its latest privacy and cyber breach of the data of more than 5,000 veterans through its eBenefits portal. VA says it has fixed the software defect and its Data Breach Core Team is investigating what happened.
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Veterans Affairs would have to contact victims of data breaches within 10 days under a bill approved by a House subcommittee.
A data breach at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in May did not compromise any trading or market data, the agency's chief information officer John Water said. CFTC said it will implement additional security controls and increase training for employees. The agency will also provide identity protection for employees through a credit monitoring company.
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Costs from data breaches are down, according to a new study by Symantec and the Ponemon Institute. In 2011, the average cost of a data breach was $5.5 million dollars — a decrease of 24 percent from the previous year. Similarly, the cost per compromised record was $194 dollars per compromised record, CIO.com reports on the study's results.
The military's health care program says a letter from SAIC about the breach is legit
After computer tapes containing the health records of nearly 5 million military clinic patients were stolen from a contractor's car, TRICARE has directed the contractor, SAIC, to provide one year of credit monitoring for those who may have been affected by the breach.