Georgia DHS Data On Kids & Families Exposed In Cyberattack – Expert Comments

The Georgia Department of Human Services (DHS) notified the public of a recent cyberattack in which bad actors gained unauthorized access to employee email accounts that revealed the PII and PHI of children and adults involved in Child Protective Services (CPS) cases of the DHS Division of Family & Children Services (DFCS). A data privacy and security expert with Stealthbits offers perspective.


EXPERTS COMMENTS
Dan Piazza, Technical Product Manager,  Stealthbits Technologies
October 13, 2020
Email is one of the largest repositories of sensitive information within any organization's network.
While details on how the attack occurred are scarce, it's not surprising that this level of personally identifiable information (PII) was stored in emails rather than secure locations. Email is one of the largest repositories of sensitive information within any organization's network, and is the primary communication mechanism both internally and externally. Within any organization, emails can and ....
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