Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., has asked theÂ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Census Bureau to provide details of the joint efforts to secure personally identifiable information in line withÂ the next decennial count.Â
Carper sent a letterÂ to Christopher Krebs, director of CISA and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, and Census Bureau DirectorÂ Steven Dillingham on Wednesday askingÂ if a third-party auditor has assessed the sufficiencyÂ of an encryption method designed for the 2020 Census.
The senator queried on the security tools for the survey and how the collected information will be stored and viewed. He also asked if there is an approach to determine and deter attempts ofÂ data manipulation. Additionally, Carper inquired if the Department of Homeland Security has followed the Government Accountability Office’s recommendations on risk management and vulnerability assessment. Krebs andÂ Dillingham were told toÂ answer the questions byÂ Sept. 27.