Information Security

The Privacy Act of 1974

The Privacy Act of 1974

The Privacy Act of 1974, 5 USC 552a, provides protection to individuals by ensuring that personal information collected by Federal agencies (and their contractors) is limited to that which is legally authorized and necessary and is maintained in a manner which precludes unwarranted intrusions upon individual privacy.

Cyberattacks on the Publics

Cyberattacks on the Publics

As the pace and magnitude of cyberattacks have increased around the world, a Pew Research Center survey in 26 countries among 27,612 respondents shows that people in multiple countries think it is likely that future hacks will target government data, public infrastructure, and elections. Opinion is mixed, however, on whether their nations are prepared for such events. In many cases, views about a country’s preparedness are shaped in part by partisanship and attitudes toward the party in power. People who support the governing party are often more likely to think their nation can handle a sizeable cyber hack.

Password Security Checklist

Password Security Checklist

Passwords have become ubiquitous in today's digital landscape. As online accounts and digital profiles rely on usernames and passwords to verify user identity, inadequate password management often leads to increased security risks for users and brands. Here is a checklist for creating and maintaining a strong password system.