Federal Government Shutdown Now Impacting Cybersecurity
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“That the federal government is currently shut down does not mean that state governments are not open for business,” said John Heath, directing attorney at Lexington Law, a credit-repair legal firm. “State regulators also have state specific statutes that allow for enforcement and regulation of cybersecurity and compliance at the state level.
“We may see an increase in crime coming from offshore because federal law enforcement may not be investigating these types of crimes during the shutdown,” continued Heath. “With this said, consumers and businesses should take their own steps to protect their data. This would include, but should not be limited to, reviewing credit reports, placing fraud alerts and in some cases credit freezes.”
As the government shutdown continues, more cybersecurity and compliance issues might come to light. Solution providers should institute due diligence and extra vigilance to make sure that they and their clients aren’t impacted by the lack of federal support.