Audio: VA CIO Roger Baker's June IT report


Veterans Affairs Department Chief Information Officer Roger Baker spoke with reporters June 30 about the department's monthly data breach report (.pdf)--scroll down to listen to a full recording of the call. The report covers data incidents from May 2 to May 29.

The notable data incidents in this month's report involved paper-based documents and were classified at a low risk for information breach. Despite the fact that six laptops were stolen, all were encrypted. The Data Breach Core Team at VA decides what does and does not qualify as a data breach.

"When you have an electronic breach and the information is in electronic form, it can be transmitted a lot of different places and you don't know," said Baker.

"There's some discussion inside of VA as to if we're fairly clear [with paper-based records] that all of the paper is still there, that nobody has been taking it home in effect and possessing it, is it the kind of breach where we should...incorporate [prevention] into our training. But not really make such a big deal out of it. I think we'll continue to have that discussion with the Data Breach Core Team," said Baker.

For more:
- see the VA incident report (.pdf)

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