HUD OIG sounds warning about one billion records with PII risks

“The Department of Housing and Urban Development is failing to safeguard and manage more than 1 billion records containing personally identifiable information, according to a management alert from the agency’s internal watchdog.”

“The management alert bulletin, issued Jan. 13 by HUD’s Office of Inspector General, warns that “HUD is unable to identify, categorize, and adequately secure all of its electronic and paper records that contain personally identifiable information.”

“An accompanying memorandum, circulated to HUD officials in December, points to several risk factors. HUD maintains legacy systems that lack basic electronic transaction processing capabilities, which in turn leads to a reliance on paper processing. A survey of HUD officials found that many in the agency are concerned about the volume of paper records held by the agency – including…” Read the full article here.

Source: Watchdog warns on HUD’s PII risks – By Adam Mazmanian, January 13, 2020. FCW.

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