If a Data Breach Occurs, But No One Reports It, Then ...

Government Executive magazine reported today that, "Federal agencies report an average of 30 incidents a day in which Americans' personally identifiable information is exposed, double the incidents reported early this summer."

The increase in the number was attributed by the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) "to agencies conducting more thorough reporting on security breaches."

OMB also said not to worry, that only a small number actually "pose a significant risk to Americans' personal information."

That makes me feel much better. Only half of a small proportion of Federal government related significant data breaches have gone unreported.


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Robert Charette
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Willie D. Jones
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