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GSA Reports Breach; VA Holds BYOD Plans

DATA LOSS—U.S.

April 1, 2013

The U.S. General Services Administration recently alerted users of its System for Award Management that personal information was exposed due to a security vulnerability, CNET News reports. The notice said registrants using Social Security numbers as identifiers may be at greater risk for identity theft. Meanwhile, InformationWeek reports the Department of Veterans Affairs has put on hold plans to allow employees to use their own mobile devices for work purposes. The department said it must resolve legal issues on confiscation and investigation of such devices before moving forward.
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