Texas State Dept. Of Insurance Consumer Data Breach

In a newly reported data leak, Social Security numbers, addresses, names, dates of birth, and phone numbers were accessible on the Texas Department of Insurance website: State website exposed 1.8 million Texans’ data over three years

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Erfan Shadabi
Erfan Shadabi , Cybersecurity Expert
InfoSec Expert
May 19, 2022 2:56 pm

We depend on the state agencies to provide us with a basic level of security against all threats. The recent incident with the Texas Department of Insurance in which the personal information of 1.8 million workers has been exposed should underscore the need for data-centric security such as tokenization or format-preserving encryption to be applied to sensitive data wherever it resides in order to render that data incomprehensible and thus worthless for exploitation if bad actors get ahold of it. Preventing attacks and breaches is not 100% foolproof, so we can only hope that governmental agencies have instituted the mitigating measures of data-centric security applied directly to data in case sensitive information falls into the wrong hands.

Last edited 6 months ago by Erfan Shadabi
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