The US Department of Defense (DoD) is proposing to create a temporary
database of people whose personal information was stolen in the colossal
Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach. The purpose of the database
will be to identify who is eligible for identity-theft protection
services. The breach affected more than 21 million federal employees.
Update: breach victims will receive a generic notification letter that provides a PIN and tells them to go to a certain government website for help.
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Office of Personnel Management
About Roberto Obialero
Roberto is a Security Professional self-employed currently consulting with several customers and managing the IT Security projects at Gruppo Finmatica.
He has more than thirty years of experience in the Information and Communication Technology field working in both technical and business development roles for various sized businesses; the past fifteen years have been focused on activities like secure networks design, critical infrastructures protection, vulnerability assessment, enterprise security monitoring, incident handling and computer forensics.
He holds a degree in Telecommunications Engineering at Politecnico di Torino and two SANS Gold Certifications: GIAC Perimeter Protection Analyst (GPPA) and GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA).
He's a research contributor for several publications edited by Italian security groups (Clusit, Oracle Community for Security, Cloud Security Alliance, Digital Forensics Alumni) with the main objective to disseminate information about security topics.
Roberto feels such collaboration is a great opportunity to meet security minded people and share passion and knowledge within the community.
I wonder what happens if you are eligible for identity-theft protection services. It’s not like one can change his own biometric data if it is stolen.
Maybe the goverment will put in place a system able to monitor and track the fraudulent activities with the stolen data