Federal Agencies are Playing a Game of Hope with Two-Factor Authentication

Shortly after the federal government suffered it’s largest and costliest data breach ever at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), a post-mortem analysis found that the breach was entirely preventable, and the exfiltration of security clearance files of government employees and contractors could have been prevented through the implementation of two-factor authentication for remote log-ons.

OPM Chastised for Lack of Security Analytics: “Breach Easily Preventable”

The OPM breach of 2014/2015, the largest government cybersecurity breach in history, was easily preventable. That’s according to a report released by The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform published on September 7th, 2016.

The report, titled: “How the Government Jeopardized Our National Security for More than a Generation” urges federal CIOs to act: