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GAO scolds EPA for poor security

In a report released this week, the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the EPA, which just announced a server breach resulting in the personal information compromise of 7,800 people, is falling short in several areas.

Alaska agency must pay $1.7m after 500-person breach


Heightened HIPAA enforcement continues, with the U.S. Health and Human Services taking its first-ever action against a state agency after a breach prompted an investigation.

Defense Department facing $4.9B lawsuit over breach


A suit contends that the defendants failed to properly encrypt data, then "intentionally, willfully and recklessly" allowed an untrained individual to access the information.

Lost backup tapes affect 4.9 million current, former military


One of the largest breaches of the year has struck a military health benefits firm and a major defense contractor, and the data wasn't encrypted because a compliant solution wasn't available.

California state workers' data taken from state offices


The personal information of thousands of current and former California state employees was improperly copied to a hard drive and removed from state offices.


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