Funny, but Obama didn’t mention any of this when talking to his OFA zombies Monday night.
Not only is healthcare.gov at risk, it may already have been compromised, a security expert testified before the Senate.
“Hackers are definitely after it,” said David Kennedy, CEO of information security firm TrustedSEC before a House Science, Space, and Technology committee hearing on security concerns surrounding the problematic Healthcare.gov website.
“And if I had to guess, based on what I can see … I would say the website is either hacked already or will be soon.”
One key problem facing Healthcare.gov is that security wasn’t built into the site from the very beginning, he said — an opinion shared by both Kennedy and Fred Chang, the distinguished chair in cyber security at Southern Methodist University.
“There’s not a lot of security built into the site, at least that’s what we can see from a 10,000 foot view,” Kennedy told the committee. And although the site doesn’t house medical records, it integrates deeply with other sites, includes ecommerce information, and houses a vast array of data that presents a very salient target.
“It’s not only social security numbers … it’s one of the largest collections of personal data, social security and everything else, that we’ve ever seen,” Kennedy said.
But hey, let’s sink a few billion more into it. That should help.
All four cyber security experts unanimously concurred that, given the security issues, Americans should not use the site at present.
And yet Obama continues to urge people to sign up. Well, I guess he hasn’t read this story in the so he’s obviously unaware. And nobody will be madder than him when he finds out.