Affordable Care Act exchanges create cybersecurity headaches for government

10/10/2013 | USA Today

With the official introduction of the Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges, government at the state and federal level has made itself the custodian of millions of Americans' personal data, and some experts are questioning if the resources are in place to protect it all. According to Nish Bhalla, CEO of Security Compass, since information is not actually stored in the health care exchange networks, would-be hackers face the added complexity of navigating two different systems to steal data, but as with any new software, weaknesses should be expected. Until they are dealt with, Bhalla recommends officials engage third-party security firms and perform stringent audits.

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