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Running head: 4-3 ACTIVITY: PRIVACY LAWS AND COMPLIANCE CONTROLS1SummarizeBruce BrennenSNHU
4-3 ACTIVITY: PRIVACY LAWS AND COMPLIANCE CONTROLS2OverviewA major security breach that happened within the federal government is the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach, which exposed a large amount of personally identifiable information (PII) of federal and state employees. The effects of this breach are still being explored, and the full extent is still not known. This breach has become an important learning experience. Examining laws that suggest controls to minimize the possibility of data breaches is a crucial part of developing an adversarial mindset and will help with future instances of data breaches. There are numerous articles and research papers on the OPM breach, but the article provided in the prompt explores the breach from the employee perspective and discusses the steps that could have been used to help minimize the possibility of a data breach.
4-3 ACTIVITY: PRIVACY LAWS AND COMPLIANCE CONTROLS3SummarizeOn March 2014, Chinese hackers infiltrated the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).Their sole purpose was to collect federal employees’ personal information and tens of thousands

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