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February 1, 2017

How the Hiring Freeze Could Impact the Federal IT and Cybersecurity Workforce

Fedscoop

The specific details of the across-the-board hiring freeze in the federal government and its immediate impacts on IT are still being worked out – particularly whether any of those positions might be granted exemptions for national security and public safety purposes. But experts say the freeze could make the government an unattractive employer in a competitive market for a small pool of talent.


Report: Data Breaches, SSN Exposures Increased in 2016

Fifth Domain

Data breaches tracked in the United States hit an all-time high in 2016, just one of several substantial increases according to a new report released by the Identify Theft Resource Center and CyberScout. Overall breaches numbered 1,093, a 40 percent increase over the high of 780 reported in 2015.


Forrester Predicts Breaches As Big As Anthem Will Become Commonplace in 2017

Healthcare IT News

The research firm offers five cybersecurity predictions for 2017, ranging from Internet of Things devices to Trump facing a cyber-crisis.


Can DHS Push Harder on Biometrics?

FCW

President Trump’s executive order restricting citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the US for three months also pressures the Department of Homeland Security to develop its biometric entry/exit system in double-time. The order also puts DHS on notice once again that it must expedite development of its biometric entry/exit tracking system to help keep track of immigrants entering and leaving the US.