Data breaches up 19 percent, GAO reports

Federal data breaches jumped 19 percent last year, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday.

There were roughly 13,000 incidents reported by agencies in 2010 involving unauthorized disclosures of personally identifiable information — last year, that figure shot up to 15,500, Greg Wilshusen, GAO’s director of information security issues, told the Senate subcommittee on government management oversight Tuesday at a hearing.

Read more on Federal Times.  The GAO testimony being cited can be found here.

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