Washington State Government Highlights 3rd Party Risk for Gov't Agencies

Washington State Gov't leans heavily on Accellion, an FTA service that focuses on secure file sharing and collaboration. 1/25/21 shows a breach that compromised data including SSN, DL#, state IDs, and Bank account info. It also inlcuded 1.6 million unemployment applicants with the state of Washington. A breach of any kind can be detrimental, but local governments face securing data that affects a wide range of people and can lead to catastrophic consequences from identity theft to financial ruin. In an ever increasing digital landscape where people rely more and more on gov't digital services, officials will need to make cybersecurity a priority. It's more important than ever to protect your data.