Data breaches at VA expose sensitive information

Veterans Affairs will offer credit protection services to more than 1,000 vets after two incidents may have exposed sensitive information. VA CIO Roger Baker reviews data breaches from February. He says an employee left envelopes containing patient names, social security numbers and appointment dates, in a car for four months. A box with up to 75 veteran identification cards also went missing at a Portland facility. As a precaution Baker says VA will offer more than 1,600 vets credit protection services. Overall, though, Baker says the agency is maintaining the security of veterans’ information very well.

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