Feds Award $500M Credit-Monitoring Contract Following OPM Breach

The U.S. government spends millions of dollars on information technology systems designed to prevent cybersecurity attacks, but the attacks still occur. Government agencies are hopeful that the learning curve will improve dramatically, and breaches will be reduced. In the meantime, what happens to people affected by a breach after an attack succeeds? This year, the Office of Personnel Management not only was hit with one of the biggest hack attacks ever, but also was criticized for failing to provide the victims with an adequate response.

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