Nearly 12,000 Interior Department laptops are inadequately protected against the theft of personally identifiable information due to poorly configured software.
In a management advisory obtained by FedScoop, the department’s Deputy Inspector General Mary Kendall wrote that a large number of laptops have their full-disk encryption software configured to run post-boot user authentication, which can be hacked relatively easily. Interior laptops were previously set to run pre-boot authentication, the software’s default setting and the one recommended by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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In addition to paying the $20,000 fine to settle both probes, Uber, whose latest valuation was $62.5 billion, voluntarily agreed to comply with a number of provisions, according to a source who read the agreement.
Uber also agreed to encrypt rider geo-location information and adopt “multi-factor authentication” that would be required before an employee could access riders’ personal information.
In addition, the company formally agreed to conduct annual privacy and security training for employees, designate someone to supervise a privacy and security program, and maintain reasonable security practices, the source said.
More than 40,000 backlogged mail packages of veterans’ disability claims material were discovered at a VA regional office in Florida, according to a new report from the VA inspector general.
Investigators also found more than 1,600 boxes of unprocessed veterans’ claims material at a scanning facility with which the St. Petersburg, Florida, regional office was contracting.