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Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Rep. Darrell Issa holds a hearing on
The real security threat.
Once again demonstrating how concerned they are with the unemployment benefits crisis and creating jobs, the Republican House voted Friday morning to require the Department of Health and Human Services to notify affected users of any potential breach on a state or federal exchange within two business days. No, that doesn't have anything to do with jobs.

It also doesn't really have anything to do with reality. There have been no security breaches on HealthCare.gov. None. The site includes "several layers" of protection, according to Chief Information Security Officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Teresa Fryer. The threat of massive data breaches seems pretty small. Unless, of course, a vindictive Republican congressman leaks sensitive information that he has access to.

[T]he most credible threat to the website's security may be the loudest critic of the website's security: Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

HealthCare.gov could clearly be compromised if, say, sensitive documents were leaked to the public that included software code or other technical information that provided hackers with a road map for vulnerabilities in the site. Such documents currently reside with Issa, who obtained them last month—unredacted—after subpoenaing them from MITRE Corporation, the federal contractor overseeing security of the website.

Throughout the subpoena process, MITRE officials warned Issa in three separate letters that the documents could result in "irreparable harm" to the website's security if they end up in the wrong hands, even with redactions. They offered to let him come into MITRE's offices and view redacted versions of them. Beyond that, White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler sent Issa a letter warning that disclosures could increase risks to all IT systems across the federal government. Top House Democrats, meanwhile, pressed for a classified briefing with administration cyber security officials to assess the risks posed by a potential leak of those documents.

The administration and House Democrats have good reason not to trust Issa, considering one of Issa's hobbies is cherrypicking sensitive and classified information he has access to and sharing that selective information with the media. Issa insisted on getting the unredacted information from MITRE, and has already posted some of the information online in a letter he sent to Secretary Sebelius.

Issa could actually create the security threat that doesn't currently exist, something Republicans clearly want to have to continue to keep Obamcare a political issue. He's certainly proven, time and time again, that he's not above doing something like that.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:24 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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  •  Tip Jar (47+ / 0-)

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. [...] There would be no place to hide."--Frank Church

    by Joan McCarter on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:24:02 AM PST

  •  Love the title! n/t (4+ / 0-)
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    JML9999, doroma, GreyHawk, whaddaya

    War beats down, and sows with salt, the hearts and minds of soldiers." Brecht

    by DaNang65 on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:33:58 AM PST

  •  Who the hell gave Issa the information?? If it's (6+ / 0-)

    just because he's a Senator, I'd still have a form signed by him stating that by being given such files that he, the Senator, will become responsible for any security leaks and have it notorized.  What an ass.

    •  He's a Rep (2+ / 0-)
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      whaddaya, nchristine

      Small difference, but I just can't help fixing typos. It's a fetish.

      "I feel a lot safer already."--Emil Sitka

      by DaddyO on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 02:37:11 PM PST

      [ Parent ]

    •  Issa is a Congressman from California (1+ / 0-)
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      nchristine

      no big deal, but what you wrote is exactly what I was going to write plus ...WHY HASN'T THE WHITE HOUSE STEPPED IN?

      "ALL THAT YOU DO LET IT BE FOR THE GOOD OF ALL AND HURT NO ONE. IF YOU WANT TO BE GREAT AMONG THE HUMAN RACE, LEARN TO HEAL."

      •  Issa (3+ / 0-)
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        cipher14, JuliathePoet, drdarkeny

        The White House CANNOT "step in".  Contrary to the wide-held beliefs of many conservatives, Obama is NOT a dictator.  The records were legally requested by Chairman Issa as being required to investigate the problems with the Healthcare.gov website, and Obama had no choice but to acquiesce.  This is not one of those cases in which the President could argue from the standpoint of National Security that the records were protected under Executive Privilege.  Should the information in these records become compromised while in the possession of Chairman Issa, then he would himself become the subject of an investigation.

        •  If leaked, he should be prosecuted as a traitor (1+ / 0-)
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          drdarkeny

          Since that is exactly what he would be. Purposely disclosing documents that you know has the potential to harm the people and government of the US, when there is no law being broken to expose, should result in lengthy prison terms. That should be even more true for legislators who have access to top secret information, and make it available in ways that make it so that enemies of the state, (there is no way he can guarantee that terrorists who have access to this, would not use it against multiple government platforms) have access to that information, that they could obtain in no other way.

          I have seen a couple of comments on Facebook that Issa should reale them, as a whistleblower, and that he would be a hero for doing so. These same people want the death penalty for Edward Snowden, and see no inconsistency in their arguments. After several go arounds, I can only conclude that the term whistleblower is completely misunderstood by the Tea Partiers and Right Wingers.

          Too bad remedial education in the meaning of words and ideas, related to politics, isn't an option. I think any attempts to try to create a concise, general understanding of terms, would only lead into a mind numbing fight over what is real, and the Faux American's dictionary. That may be the biggest "victory" of Faux News."

        •  "Obama is NOT a dictator" (0+ / 0-)

          Too bad - Issa, along with every OTHER Obstructionist Rethug TRAITOR, being dragged out of the House chambers with a black bag over his head while being beaten about the kidneys with truncheons, sounds like a plan to me!

    •  Are you familiar with an NDA? (9+ / 0-)

      He signed one when he got his security clearance, yet leaked that information to the press. He's long been infamous for that, yet continues to hold a clearance and not be charged with divulging classified information to the press.

      Even money, he'd try the Congressional immunity bit, not realizing that said immunity only extends as far as his house of Congress floor.

      How about we start arresting some of these idiots for treason, for the intentional sabotage of their own nation's government?

    •  Okay, as a relative newbie.... (2+ / 0-)
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      belinda ridgewood, TrekBear

      how come there's not always the 'recommend' box following comments??

    •  That is so, SO wrong (2+ / 0-)
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      TrekBear, CA wildwoman

      to think Issa is able to receive information that would not only be used as a weapon against the ACA, but cause who knows what damage to individuals enrolled in the program.

      •  Thank the freedom of information act. (2+ / 0-)
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        CA wildwoman, JuliathePoet

        Along with the additional freedoms enjoyed by senate and congress with regards to what is extremely sensitive information.

        That anyone could get that wholly uncensored that doesn't actually need it scares me silly, many code releases omit parts to maintain some defence against it falling into hostile hands, I doubt they had the luxury in this case and Issa's got a reputation for pissing all over the need to know nature of sensitive materials and endangering others ie Libya.

        He's lucky he hasn't been tried as a traitor, I think the death penalty still applies potentially.

  •  Goofiest of All (1+ / 0-)
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    whaddaya

    Issa is becoming one of the goofiest of the goofy-fuck republicans in Congress.  I cannot determine if he is goofier than Louie Gohment, Virginia Foxx and Michelle Bachmann but he sure is mounting a hell of a challenge to them.

  •  What does it take to be a Traitor? nt (6+ / 0-)

    "If you tell the truth, you won't have to remember anything", Mark Twain

    by Cruzankenny on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:41:10 AM PST

  •  He's an unrepentant asshole to be polite about it. (11+ / 0-)

    Signature (this will be attached to your comments)

    by here4tehbeer on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:48:29 AM PST

  •  Meanwhile in the private sector... (17+ / 0-)
    Target: Data Was Stolen From 70M Americans During Security Breach

    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Retail giant Target announced Friday that personal information for as many as 70 million Americans was compromised during last month’s security breach.

    The company previously announced that 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been exposed from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15, 2013.

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/...

    Where are the Darrell Issa subpoenas and hearings for this authentic security breach affecting 70 million people?

    "I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights." (From "You Said a Mouthful" by Bishop Desmond Tutu - South African bishop & activist, b.1931)

    by FiredUpInCA on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:57:52 AM PST

  •  Isn't there a law against leaking that (4+ / 0-)
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    whaddaya, Jasonhouse, Brecht, IreGyre

    kind of information?  Wouldn't Issa be subject to arrest if he indeed did leak any of those documents?

    Sooner or later the wealthy take such a large piece of the pie that the poor are left with nothing to eat but the rich - Terrell Davis on Twitter

    by coloradocomet on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 10:58:21 AM PST

  •  Nobody plays politics better than the GOP (4+ / 0-)
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    freerad, politicalceci, whaddaya, IreGyre

    'plays' being the key word here...

    "I feel a lot safer already."--Emil Sitka

    by DaddyO on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 02:36:02 PM PST

  •  Issa is a tool in most instances... (1+ / 0-)
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    whaddaya

    ... but his track record when it comes to Internet stuff is pretty good. It's understandable to knee-jerk away from anything he says--believe me I understand the inclination--but this could be a situation where yes, he is obviously trying to stir up shit but but there may still be something to it.

    The Baptist Death Ray (wrightc [at] eviscerati [dot] org) "We are all born originals -- why is it so many of us die copies?"
    - Edward Young

    by The Baptist Death Ray on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 02:38:26 PM PST

  •  Nothing wrong with this (2+ / 0-)
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    whaddaya, annecros

    Private companies that are hacked (e.g. Targeet), exposing private citizens to having their personal information hijacked are required by law to notify the affected people so they can be on the lookout for improper activity.

    This law would merely extend the same rule to the ACA websites.  Since there have already been attempts (failed so far) to break into these sites I can't see why anyone would complain.

    http://www.cnn.com/...

  •  if he leaks and a breach happens is Issa liable? (1+ / 0-)
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    whaddaya

    Criminally, that is?

  •  It will create jobs (1+ / 0-)
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    whaddaya

    Detecting and notifying users of a security with two days is a non trivial task. It requires infrastructure to detect, an on call team to immediately diagnose the break and identify the effected users,  as well as a team to notify users.  To accomodate a break happened on December 22 or 23, then one must have a contract that stipulates 24/7 on call status of highly skilled and paid contractors, as well as clerical staff that will work Christmas.  I suppose we could outsource the tasks to countries the do not celebrate Christmas so that would not be a problem.

    This will result in a huge contract, a million dollars of tax payer money in some CEOs pocket, and a huge number of not well paid workers that will be required to work not only Christmas, but weekends and other inconvenient times.

    It will also encourage staff to complete erroneous lists as the requirement is to notify all effected users. This means that user who might have been effected will be notified, even though the likehood is that they were not.

    Some might say that this is just industry standard, but look at the recent target breech, which I think was handled in an acceptable fashion.  They were breached from late November and it was detected at the latest December 15.  The media was not notified until 4 days later, and I did not see my notice until a day after that.  Target also released a small list to begin, and expanded it, tripled it, as time went on.

  •  Meanwhile, how's his record on taking care (1+ / 0-)
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    Sue B

    of the constituents in his district?  Issa stays being a waste of taxpayers dollars.

    "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin

    by politicalceci on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:04:02 PM PST

  •  If Issa leaks those docs, I pray that... (5+ / 0-)

    ...someone finally has the stones to call this fucker the traitors he is, and actually do something about it.

    I'm extremely sick of living in a country where I've got to constantly worry about radical rightwingers doing everything they can to fuck with the rest of us, without actually being man enough to confront us directly and face the consequences.

  •  Issa is a confirmed - if unconvicted - criminal. (7+ / 0-)

    As in stealing cars and managing to pin his crimes on his brother. Nice brother.

    Certainly, Issa is the sort of lowlife criminal scum who would use that personal security information he obtained through his abuse of power to steal Healthcare.gov users' personal information.

    This is clearly why Issa "demanded" this sensitive, proprietary information: to commit larceny. He's an expert at it. Issa should be in prison, not congress.

    "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

    by blue in NC on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:14:23 PM PST

  •  Let's have a different law (3+ / 0-)
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    IreGyre, VPofKarma, tb mare

    mandating that anyone who knowingly posts online or otherwise discloses information that could cause a security breach to a government site containing personally identifiable information would be guilty of a felony, with mandated minimum sentences and jail time.

    Make sure the law is (1) structured so that Issa anyone who orders the information published or who heads an organization that publishes the information (Issa) gets the fine and jail time; and (2) the minimum mandatory sentence is at least equal to the fine and/or jail time you get for media piracy. I just threw that last one in there; I figure the penalty for making it possible to expose sensitive information about American citizens should be at least the amount you would get for downloading a copy of "Dude, Where's My Car?"

    Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

    by Omir the Storyteller on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:16:11 PM PST

  •  Corrected some folks today (1+ / 0-)
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    IreGyre

    who were asserting that Muslims and Christian Scientists were exempt from the IRS penalty for not getting insurance.  

    They went on to say that the American people hadn't chosen this Socialist plan (wrong, they did choose it, and wrong, it's market-based).  And THEN they said that all children should get free insurance anyway.  Sigh ....

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:17:43 PM PST

    •  There are groups - some of Moslem, and some of (2+ / 0-)
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      chrismorgan, myboo

      other religions - who have strong beliefs that militate against their being a part of, or participating in, any government health-care program.  Since back around 1975, these groups - after signing affidavits to the effect that their beliefs were such as to conflict with such government programs - have been allowed exemptions from such programs.  This IS NOT a matter of a  "general exemption, because of religion" as such.  Example:  Jehovah's Witnesses cannot be forced, by any form of government action to undergo blood transfusions.

      With amendments, modifications, and clarifications dating from subsequent Congressional Legislation, this policy is currently extended to the ACA; and presumably includes such exemption from IRS, or other government agency, penalties as might apply.  

      Example:  There is an attempt to get the ACA "overturned" in the U.S. Supreme Court, by a group of aged Nuns in Denver.  They run a "retirement/nursing/assisted-living facility", over on the North Side; and are attacking any and all ACA policies that include "contraceptive materials" in coverage.  The simple facts of the matter are, these Nuns  already have an exemption from this.  Their insurance is provided through the Christian Brothers, whose policies are already drawn with the exemption included - by way of that 1975 legislation.  And all the Nuns have to do is sign and file a current affidavit concerning their status.

      The Nuns refuse to sign a new affidavit; claiming that to sign now, "would make them participants in contraception."  Question:  How stupid can one get?

      •  I think of it as the Amish exemption (1+ / 0-)
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        myboo

        they're exempt from Social Security too, I think, and from mandatory schooling past 8th grade. And there's some sort of evangelical or fundy group that has set up a Christians-helping-only-other-Christians mutual aid thingy (you have to promise not to drink, smoke, or engage in sex outside of heterosexual marriage) that is allowed to do that and satisfy the individual mandate.

        There probably is some special deal for Christian Scientists, since regular medical insurance is for services that they don't believe in using -- they have their own network of prayer-healers.

        The Administration really tried to accommodate genuine religious beliefs, without opening up the exemptions so wide that millions of people would be able to opt out.

  •  If Issa were to leak this information, (0+ / 0-)

    Wouldn't that be a "Crime".  Obstruction is a crime that most Republicans seem to have no problem committing.  That and lying under oath.

  •  Actually I have a better idea (5+ / 0-)

    I'm sure there a few people who would be willing to get in on this:

    Next time Issa asks for any kind of sensitive information from a government website, hand him a disk with a bunch of APL code. APL looks like an explosion in a dingbats factory, and I have no idea if anyone still makes an APL compiler for any modern OS, so how the hell would he know whether it's for real or not?

    Or better yet, have someone put together a few reams of Python code (looks sort of like English but obviously computerese and easy to create obfuscated and null-operational subsections) that, when run, prints out Issa's social security number, date of birth, the password to his House computer account, the names and phone numbers of his mistresses, pharmaceutical records (real-world accuracy not required), the text of the car theft indictment, and similarly interesting information, over and over again, all interspersed with explicit instructions in type you could read through a slice of Provolone at 100 yards on what he can do with himself and how he can go about it.

    By the way, if anyone actually does this, I have an alibi. My alibi is that if I had done it it would have been written in Perl. Non-Perl programmers allow as how Perl programmers turn out unreadable code that looks like you bought your punctuation by the case at Costco. Perl programmers agree with them.

    Some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

    by Omir the Storyteller on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 03:29:26 PM PST

  •  Need my email? Dont bother to hack healthcare.gov (1+ / 0-)
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    chrismorgan

    There is very little personal information on Healthcare.gov that isn't already in many many places on the Internet if you are active at all.

    Since you no longer have to supply your complete medical history to get insurance (Yeah!) about the only things available are your name,address, birthday, and income.  

    The most sensitive of those would be the income.  There would still be many ways to get that information without hacking Healthcare.gov.

  •  Well, it's settled then. Issa will be leaking (1+ / 0-)
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    chrismorgan

    said info as soon as he finds a dupe to launder it through.

  •  Great diary (0+ / 0-)

    Here in Hawai'i we have a New Democrat Coalition conserva-dem trying to unseat progressive Sen. Brian Schatz and she voted with the GOP for this joke of a bill.

    http://www.dailykos.com/...

  •  Holy Hell! (2+ / 0-)
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    La Gitane, tb mare

    When will this menace to society be gagged!!! Issa has squandered so much taxpayer cash on his inane witch hunts it makes me ill. I hope somebody is keeping tabs.

  •  This guy is a criminal too (2+ / 0-)
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    Old Sailor, tb mare

    a real, convicted criminal.

    How does an ex-con wind up with this kind of power? And we're surprised when he leaks sensitive information?  I'm surprised he hasn't shanked any dems in the capitol locker room.

    It's a good thing that MITRE got the word out, and big, that Issa has these sensitive documents.

    "Mediocrity cannot know excellence." -- Sherlock Holmes

    by La Gitane on Fri Jan 10, 2014 at 04:41:24 PM PST

  •  i say (0+ / 0-)

    is there a way to pass a law that Issa has to put a condom on his mouth in order to prevent serious, contaminating diseases from spreading to the rest of the populous

  •  Laws Ha! Those are for Democrats! (0+ / 0-)

    Issa above the law and you little wimps can't touch me.

  •  Isn't leaking classified information (1+ / 0-)
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    chrismorgan

    what Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning are in deep doo-doo for?

    Can we bring Snowden back to the US and send Issa to Siberia (or wherever Snowden is) in his place?

  •  insulting (0+ / 0-)

    Why do republicans hate the unemployed and the poor? I'd like a cogent answer w/o any deflection.

  •  Good things its not the nuclear codes. Oh wait... (0+ / 0-)

    Issa is subpoenaing those too?  :)

  •  What about Target? (0+ / 0-)

    Has the GOP voted to require private corporations to notify everyone of any security breach to their systems within two days?  Target's now saying 70 million customers may have been impacted with now much more personal information having been involved.  I thought private corporations were perfect?  Why isn't the House rushing to deal with this EXISTING crisis?

    Bigger Corporations = Smaller Individuals

    by Smeagel4T on Mon Jan 13, 2014 at 10:47:49 AM PST

  •  House Idiot (0+ / 0-)

    This issa is a turd and a menace to ALL. He is constantly digging up just about anything to strip hard working Americans of the benefits and rights. His sole purpose is to grab benefits and funds from all of us who need it most and give it to his richer lardbutts and naturally keep some for himself. If he's being paid more than minimum wage, it's a disgrace. THE MAN IS A STONE FACED LIAR.

  •  Leaking Issa (1+ / 0-)
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    Ceri Cat

    If he runs true to form: Issa will now send a letter to potential contributors announcing his principled stand against nonexistent breaches and requesting they send contribute to his campaign so that he may continue to protect the Republican majority in the House.  He is leaker in chief among House members and none of the information he releases has proven to be true.  He is great on allegations and identifying "potential" threats but horrible on substance.  As one of the House's richest members his commitment to fund raising for himself borders on the compulsive.

  •  Issa (0+ / 0-)

    Has anyone ever spelled Issa backward?

  •  A criminal with a record... (0+ / 0-)

    Issa would be the perfect fall guy for a security breech.  He already is a felon so leaking the information and getting caught is not a big deal to him.  

  •  used car salesman (0+ / 0-)

    Didn't he get in trouble for stealing cars at one time, before he became a politician?  Oh, yeah, let's trust him.  He's the first person I would look at if there is ever a breach.

  •  An alert security department... (1+ / 0-)
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    miango113

    ...would have slipped a small code into the released version so the ultimately leaked software would unknowingly reveal it's true source.

  •  Post the evilness up front. What's wrong with this (0+ / 0-)

    2006. I remember on the news the VA and its security breach? Or was it breaches?

    I'm sure Target's systems included "several layers" of protection, too. I don't trust a broken down gov't site to be fully secure. Luckily I don't need to use the site.

    Had this been a bipartisan or democrat majority on this vote... would it have even wound up on DK?

    Let's ask the negative. Are we wanting a gov't system that will not notify people when their personal information has been stolen?

    •  Heh doubtful (0+ / 0-)

      Remember when Sony got hacked and all the customer data was stored in plain text?

      Multiple layers of security can mean many things. And not all of them equal or good. Multilayered protection could mean something as simple as the database server array is only accessible by a dedicated line to the website servers while both sets of servers only use a 16-bit cipher key to encrypt that data. Reasonably that wouldn't be the case here, but don't take anything for granted with people that should know better, and that's coming from someone that specialises in network security (I've had some really fun discussions with businesses with thousands of medical records with open wireless APs on the network for instance).
      Google uses reasonably strong multilayered protection, but the NSA happily got into their services thanks to physical access though, I rather expect they'll be rewriting their services to use well encrypted streams on their privileged lines in future.

      This though is largely grandstanding and forcing an "oh noes we're in trouble!" response from the public, another assault on the ACA itself. Our friendly diarist is right enough there, even if Issa doesn't leak anything it can scare the hell out of people.

  •  Leaking ACA docs (0+ / 0-)

    Any leaks - Issa to jail. Why does he get any access to these docs?

  •  More brazen abuse of the public trust? (0+ / 0-)

    How much nonsense will we be forced to tolerate, worst PAY FOR, before someone in authorities calls enough and stops this national disgrace from becoming a national security risk??
    I'd like to know what happened to probable cause, hell..what about one fact based issue that's proven even reasonably true? What about ethics, facts?
    From Benghazi  to Issa's tax payer funded cross country anti ACA lie festival?  Then there is the 23 billion blackmail scheme, shutting down the country, because they could.
    There's Bachmann on national TV claiming to the entire world 'Healthcare will KILL women KILL children and KILL men"...seriously?? Didn't this crap embarrass any of you? It did me. The world must assume American's are bat crazy rednecks by now. Read a few foreign newspapers and see just how we look because of the games the GOP play at our expense.
    It's bad enough deregulated corporate owned media fails to challenge one thing these people say. A third grader could argue facts with these idiots and their "magic vagina" theories about rape, while they keep a known wife beater and a coke busted felon employed at our expense.
    As the entire world runs ahead of us economically in every area and grows, we have to fight to keep our rights to vote or even choose what our Insurance will pay for. In their desperation to get votes the GOP is pretending it is "christian" to fools idiots who buy whatever the corporate owned media tells them? We're sitting here waiting for an election and hoping against hope they don't "fix" that too. All the while they push guns on to criminals so they have an excuse to declare Martial law on the whole country.  Hitler would be proud of the Koch's and the 1%. What next "GOP declares the sky is gray and it's Obama's fault"? Is nothing beyond too ridiculous?

  •  breach of Healthcare.gov site (0+ / 0-)

    If there is a breach some time in the near future, and it is traced back to Issa or any of his minions, what sort of sanctions should he be exposed to?  I'd say cut of his cajones, but I don't think he has any.  A more vindictive solution from some of my Sicilian acquaintances would be an erasing from the world's population of the surname Issa.  As this article clearly points out, the site itself is very secure, EXCEPT if its security secrets are divulged purposely.

  •  Jobs? (0+ / 0-)

    "... notify(ing) affected users of any potential breach on a state or federal exchange within two business days. No, that doesn't have anything to do with jobs."

    Sure it does - SOMEBODY'S gotta make that call, and that's a job, ain't it? Sounds to me like 50 jobs at least - more if there are lotsa breaches!

    Warning - some snark may appear above.

    OF COURSE the New Right is wrong - but that doesn't make WRONG the new RIGHT!

    by mstaggerlee on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 08:00:28 AM PST

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