OPM secures vulnerable background check platform, re-enables it for use

An Office of Personnel Management system that is devoted to processing background information that officials disabled during the fallout of the agency's breach incidents was re-enabled last week following security enhancements, according to a statement from OPM.

CFPB proposes $5.2M fine against student financial aid company for alleged illegal billing

The bureau said the Sacramento, Calif.-based company misled customers regarding the total cost of its subscription financial services and then imposed undisclosed and unauthorized automatic recurring charges. 

New survey says cybersecurity worries among execs have risen sharply, promotes more info sharing

Seventy-six percent of executives from U.S. companies, law enforcement, government agencies, other organizations and other security experts said they were more concerned about cybersecurity threats this year than in the past 12 months, representing a major jump in their uneasiness.

One-stop shop for policy resources now open

A resource library full of information technology reporting and action requirements for federal agencies is now available to federal chief information officers.

Experts say tech industry has duty to counter extremism, but against imposing legal onus

Michael Chertoff, Michael Leiter, Zoe Baird and others weigh in about interplay and relationship between government and the private sector on terrorism, encryption and other similar emerging issues


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