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Reports Examine Lessons Learned from Breaches

DATA LOSS—U.S.

May 25, 2012

GovernmentHealthIT reports that six years after a data breach that resulted in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) being "vilified for disregarding its own gap-filled information security and privacy policies, the VA now stands as a model for how to effectively integrate tough safeguards into its daily operations." The report examines the "sea change" that took place in the aftermath of the breach that resulted in "stronger information security requirements across the government." Meanwhile, in a feature for InformationWeek, Mathew Schwartz explores nine lessons learned from Utah's recent breach affecting 28 percent of the state's residents.
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