4 US agencies haven’t properly verified your data since Equifax breach, GAO finds

CNET | Jun 14, 2019 at 3:38 PM
  • Multiple government agencies are relying on a security measure that can be easily bypassed thanks to massive breaches like the Equifax hack, the US Government Accountability Office has found.
  • The GAO found four federal agencies that were still relying on it.
  • The GAO recommended that NIST improve its recommendations for federal agencies, for government organizations to improve on its verification methods and for the Office of Management and Budget to require agencies to report on their progress.