Skip to comments.Obama Administration Knew of Healthcare.gov Security Risks Before Launch (19 vulnerabilities)
Posted on 12/20/2013 6:17:14 AM PST by Zakeet
Documents provided to the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform reveal that the Obama administration knew of security vulnerabilities within Healthcare.gov prior to Oct. 1, but launched the website anyway.
Chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.) said Health and Human Services (HHS) officials showed a disturbing lack of judgment by going ahead with the sites launch and putting Americans personal information at risk.
Results of a security assessment conducted by a contractor on the site, MITRE Corporation, found that 19 security vulnerabilities remained unaddressed on Oct. 1.
Eleven of the 19 vulnerabilities significantly impact the confidentiality, integrity and/or availability of the system data, MITRE said.
Experts have warned Americans to stay away from Healthcare.gov because it lacks fundamental security safeguards. According to white hat hacker David Kennedy, the website is constantly under attack. In fact, the most popular searches on Healthcare.gov were hack attempts in the beginning days of the launch.
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What difference does it make if people suffer some minor inconvenience by having their identities stolen ... so long as the Wee Wee isn't embarrassed by yet another delay.
I’m not sure the concept of data security is all that relevant when the Obama Admininstraion is hiring fraudsters and ex criminals as Navigators who can just log into the system and access anything they want perfectly legally.
This web site was intentionally set up to be a license to steal
“make it hurt”.....
Roll out the Obamacare Nightmare,
The Libs are havin’ a barrel of FUN!
Obama and Sebelius are running it and changing it by fiat, edict, decree.
Some rules that applies yesterday are now suspended.
New suspensions are issued frequently to appease select groups.
Where is the Opposition Party? House is in recess.
Sebelius needs to be in an orange jumpsuit.
I’m just wondering why nobody has sued to shut this site down due to the growing number of vulnerabilities that are being discussed. This site is a high security risk.
Didn’t they willfully break the HIPPA laws?
HIPAA doesn’t really apply but they broke many laws and regulations.
The insurance industry is largely exempt from HIPAA. Its extraordinarily complicated to determine what they have to comply with.
The federal govt follows other laws and regulations which are actually provide tighter security then HIPAA, IF they are followed.
Sorry, but it's one of my pet peeves. I spent twenty years practicing healthcare fraud and abuse law and I have this visceral reaction to "HIPPA."
Hey, who wouldn't?
Oh, you said "HIPPA"...
Not at gunpoint, not if they waterboard me, not if they torture my friends and relatives in front of me.
Oh, by the way, they add: F*** you.
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