It may have taken several high-profile data breaches (the IRS and Anthem, to name a couple) but the United States government is starting to wake up to the fact that something more needs to be done about companies that don’t put the proper security measures in place to protect their customers’ sensitive data. After all, these companies are betraying millions of Americans’ trust.
And it’s worse than just broken trust—in some cases it’s an issue of national security. Ray Blanco of the Daily Reckoning recently commented about the hack of the U.S. government’s Office of Personnel Management’s employee database: “Questionnaires for national security positions may have been purloined,” Blanco wrote. “Prospective applicants are required to put some very private personal information in these forms. The attack raises the question of whether or not civil servants in some of the most sensitive national security jobs might now be subject to blackmailing.”
Would your company’s mainframe data security hold up under such scrutiny? Be prepared. InfoSec offers resources like our Mainframe Auditor Practice for Security & Compliance Standards (MAP/SCS), which provides InfoSec consulting assistance and expertise to evaluate your state of preparedness.
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Until next time…