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FLEOA Issues Statement on Latest Federal Security Hack

February 09, 2016  | 

In response to the most recent government breach and leak of the personal information of Department of Homeland Security employees, the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) National President Nathan Catura issued the following response:

"This series of hacks targeting various federal agencies has evolved from a troubling matter to a lethal threat. In this most recent incident of cyber terrorism, the personal information of thousands of U.S. government officials working in highly sensitive positions have been leaked to the Internet with the warning that more is to come. The men and women who work within federal law enforcement, homeland security, and the intelligence community target, investigate, and apprehend the very criminals responsible for these breaches, and failure to keep their personal information secure puts these individuals and their families in a grave situation.

"The government's leisurely reaction to these cyber incidents continues to put the personal information of federal employees in jeopardy, particularly those with high-level security access. We must not only find a way to protect this confidential data, but seek out our enemies who steal this information and bring them to justice to ensure the safety of the American public, especially those working on the front lines in the war on terror."

About FLEOA

The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (www.fleoa.org) is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan professional association that exclusively represents over 26,000 active and retired federal law enforcement officers from over 65 agencies.


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Leonard @ 2/10/2016 10:53 AM

Now that law enforcement has been directly impacted by cyber criminals, they will quit advocating for an encryption backdrop. The truth is encryption protects is all from bad actors. The average citizen is a more risk for criminals looking for personal information that the person that uses it for nefarious purposes. One estimate placed the cost to businesses and people to exceed a trillion dollars by 2019. A backdrop for the government is a backdoor for the criminal.

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