More than 250,000 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees along with individuals involved in on-going DHS criminal investigations, including witnesses, had their personally identifiable information (PII) compromised in a data breach.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has appointed Philip Reitinger as the new director of the National Cybersecurity Center, a post left in March by Rod Beckstrom, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced on Monday.
Although the Department of Homeland Security has made some progress with its information security program it still has a long way to go, according to a report released Wednesday by the department’s inspector general.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) now is responsible for ensuring agencies comply with federal information security requirements, according to a recent memo issued by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security failed to meet user needs or to conduct enough security testing by rushing development of a secure network for sensitive data, according to a report by the DHS inspector general.