My latest e-book, “OPM Cyber Breach: An in-depth look at the worst cyber attack in government history” is now available in PDF form.
Some of the questions people are asking about the breach, that I address in this 23-page book:
●Why didn’t the government anticipate the attack and try to prevent it?
●What took the government so long to reveal the breaches?
●Why was its response to affected employees so slow and inept?
●Why is the information technology posture of the agency holding all the PII of every federal employee so problematic?
●What is the government’s plan to fix its problems?
You’ll learn what these experts say about the cyber attack, its aftermath, and how federal employees and private citizens should protect themselves:
●Colleen Kelley, President of the National Treasury Employees Union, discussing the lack of information coming out of OPM about the breach, and the toll rumors and speculation are taking on the workforce;
●Major General Dale Meyerrose (U.S. Air Force ret.), former Chief Information Officer in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, on the appropriate responses to cyber breaches, and how certain we can be in attributing this attack to the Chinese;
●Richard Spires, former Chief Information Officer at both the Department of Homeland
Security (home of both US-CERT and the EINSTEIN program, two key programs in the breach response) and the Internal Revenue Service, on his testimony to a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing about how the breach is a symptom of broader systemic weaknesses in government information technology;
●Senator Tom Carper, ranking Democratic member of the Senate Homeland Security and
Governmental Affairs Committee, on legislation he is teaming with the committee’s Chairman, Senator Ron Johnson, to boost cybersecurity efforts at agencies; and
●General Michael Hayden (U.S. Air Force ret.), former Director of the National Security
Agency and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, providing some context about the intelligence aspect of the data breach, what federal employees should do if their information has been compromised by a foreign espionage organization, and how to prevent more – and worse – attacks in the future.
All you have to do to receive it is:
1) click on the box at the top of this page, and enter your email address. You will automatically go to the download page. Don’t worry, if you already get my email newsletter, you won’t get it twice.
2) click on the link to download the PDF.
The Kindle version is available here. You don’t have to buy the Kindle version to write a review for the ebook.
What other issues surrounding the breach would you like to know more about?