Notifications from DOE Continue Regarding Compromised Personally Identifiable Information
"Notifications from DOE Continue on Compromised Personally Identifiable Information"
Monday, October 7, 2013, 11 am
Berkner Hall Auditorium
Hosted by: Tom Schlagel
The Information Technology Division (ITD) informed the Laboratory community on Aug. 28 that some U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) contractor employees, including some Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) employees, were affected by a cyber incident at the end of July within DOE that resulted in the unauthorized disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Notifications from DOE to affected employees continue. To help defend against identity theft, DOE is offering impacted individuals free credit monitoring for one year. Affected employees are receiving an email from CyberInfo@Hq.Doe.Gov with the subject line "Information About DOE PII Compromise - Affected Personnel Notification" notifying them that their information has been compromised and telling them how to apply for the free credit monitoring service. If you receive one of these emails, please note that it is likely real and not a phishing attempt. The total number of Brookhaven Lab employees impacted is currently at 236, but notifications from DOE have been continuing this week. I will lead an information session on Monday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Berkner Hall, to talk more about the incident and how affected employees can help protect themselves against identity theft. -Tom Schlagel Chief Information Officer