Beth Cobert, acting director at the Office of Personnel Management, has said she is confident aboutÂ the cybersecurity of the agency’s new information technology systems in an interview with the Washington PostÂ published Wednesday.
She told The Post’s Joe Davidson that OPM moved to implementÂ data protection measures afterÂ last year’s breach incident that affected approximately 22 million federal employee records.
âWe have made huge strides,” Cobert notedÂ during the interview.
“We have a lot of great tools in place.”
Davidson reportsÂ the agency established a continuous monitoring program, limited remote access to its network and formed aÂ centralized security workforceÂ to help protect IT systems across the organization.
OPM also adopted a two-factor authentication system as well as tools designed to stopÂ malicious programs from entering the agency’s network and preventÂ data extrusion,Â according to the report.