VA Review of Alleged Transmission of Sensitive VA Data Over Internet Connections

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on March 8, 2013

VA Office of Inspector General, Office of Audits and Evaluations – Review of Alleged Transmission of Sensitive VA Data Over Internet Connections, March 6, 2013

  • “We substantiated the allegation that VA was transmitting sensitive data, including PII and internal network routing information, over an unencrypted telecommunications carrier network. Office of Information and Technology (OIT) personnel disclosed that VA typically transferred unencrypted sensitive data, such as electronic health records and internal Internet protocol addresses, among certain VA medical centers and Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) using an unencrypted telecommunications carrier network.”
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