The Absence of Proof Against China on OPM Hacks

The Obama Administration has failed to release any evidence connecting China to the OPM hacks.

Now we know why: Hacked OPM and Background Check Contractors Lacked Logs, DHS Says.

From the post:


Tracking everyday network traffic requires an investment and some managers decide the expense outweighs the risk of a breach going undetected, security experts say.

In this case, taking chances has delayed a probe into the exposure of secrets on potentially 18 million national security personnel.

Hopefully congressional hearings will expand “some managers” into a list of identified individuals.

That is a level of incompetence that verges on the criminal.

Not having accountability for government employees has not lead to a secure IT infrastructure. Time to try something new. Like holding all employees accountable for their incompetence.

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