The recent breaches of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management illustrate the importance of an effective information security program for businesses in both the public and private sector. A recently released exhaustive investigative report by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee outlines findings and recommendations to help the federal government better acquire, deploy, maintain and monitor its information technology. “The [Report] is replete with recommendations that private sector entities should be considering seriously,” DLA Piper partner Jim Halpert told Cybersecurity Law Report. This article summarizes the committee’s findings and examines valuable lessons applicable to both the public and private sectors. See also “White House Lays Out Its Broad Cybersecurity Initiatives” (Feb. 17, 2016).
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