850,000 individuals compromised in Oregon Employment Department data breach

Data BreachOver 850,000 people have had their personal information compromised in a data breach of the Oregon Employment Department (OED).

Social Security numbers, addresses, birth dates, and other information associated with job applications were reported to be stolen after the OED received an anonymous tip regarding a vulnerability in one of their information management systems.

As a result, the OED shut down the management system, corrected the vulnerability, and then brought it back online with added security. All impacted individuals are being notified and there is a dedicated hotline for inquiries.

Large corporations who manage sensitive data should align their information security management system (ISMS) to ISO27001, the international information security standard.

This ISO standard is recognized worldwide and provides a level of assurance to stakeholders that you take information security seriously. Implemented by over 22,000 organizations globally and with a growth rate of 36% in the US last year, ISO27001 is fast becoming one of the most recognized standards worldwide. Not only will it increase security within your business, it also provides a base framework for information security, helping you comply with multiple cybersecurity laws, including HIPAA and FISMA.

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