Thursday, January 23, 2014

If Obamacare Lost Your Personal Data, Would You Even Know?

David Kennedy is a cybersecurity expert who runs a computer security firm called TrustedSec, LLC. He is in the news because of his expert testimony to Congressional committees on the security of healthcare.gov, the website to which people go to apply for Obamacare health insurance if they are in a state with a federal health-insurance exchange.

Kennedy’s basic message is that there is no effective security of personal data that is submitted to healthcare.gov. He is a so-called “white-hat” hacker: Companies hire him to hack into their computers and then tell them how to fix the entry points he discovers. One can reasonably expect that he knows what he is talking about.

Read the entire column at the Independent Institute's Beacon blog or John Goodman's Health Policy Blog.

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