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U.S. government data security is an embarrassment

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Apr 13, 2016.

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    The U.S. spends a lot of money—Congressionally encumbered funds, but also unknown/untold amounts of money on its domestic, international and military-based espionage and intelligence activities.

    You’d think the U.S. was getting a good deal. Yet its citizenry is being robbed blind—and frequently. A mysterious hacking group, APT6, has been noodling around inside our infrastructure for years undetected until recently.

    This is to say: the greatest “superpower” on planet Earth has let the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), IRS and only heaven knows what infrastructure get cracked open like an egg. Your data, my data, yes, our information assets are in some cache resting in some dark data center somewhere—but not in the original spot where it belonged.

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