Monday, May 22, 2006

Vets Data Missing

A career employee at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs violated policy and took home some data. His home was burglarized.

Sensitive data on 26.5 million veterans was lost.

Since it appears to have been a routine burglary, the data may be in a trash can somewhere, but the story illustrates that for all of your policies, the chain is only as strong as the weakest link.

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