DHS Informs Contractors about Portal Security Breach

The Department of Homeland Security has informed contractors their private documents and financial information were exposed by a security breach at its procurement web portal, according to a report on the KrebsonSecurity blog. The report stated approximately 114 contractors that on bid on a 2013 contract to develop communications technologies for first responders were impacted. The January 2014 letter DHS sent to affected contractors stated the breach had occurred sometime over the previous four months. More than 500 documents were accessed, including white papers and proposals, decision notification letters, and contract and award documents regarding deliverables. The author of the blog, independent technology reporter, Brian Krebs, also broke the recent story on the Target credit card breach.

About George Gullo

George Gullo is an attorney editor in the Government Contracts group at Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. George serves as the principal editor of Cost Accounting Standards Guide and supports all of the group’s print and electronic publications, as well as legal research tools, including the Government Contracts Reporter, Board of Contract Appeals Decisions, and the FAR and DFARS Matrix Smart Charts. With more than 25 years experience in the legal publishing industry, including more than 15 years in the government contracts area, George also has a background in legal and business transactions. He is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law and a licensed Illinois attorney.
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