The PJ Tatler

Cybersecurity Still an Issue with Healthcare.Gov

Chick-fil-A, Wallingford, Conn. (by JeepersMedia via Creative Commons)

Rep. Mike Rogers told CNN’s State of the Union that he’s more concerned about security on the Obamacare website this week than he was last week:

It was very clear to me in the hearing that (the websites) do not have an overarching solid cyber security plan to prevent the loss of private information,” the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I’m even more concerned today than I was even last week.”

Even though government officials have claimed no private information is stored, the Michigan Republican said the system has to store an application at some point and “and that’s a lot of your very personal information.”

All the healthcare exchanges websites may need to be redesigned because of a weakness in the “boundary,” when one agency goes to another agency with a piece of information, Rogers said.

“I know that they’ve called in another private entity to try to help with the security of it,” Rogers said. “The problem is they may have to redesign the entire system. The way the system is designed, it is not secure.”

Hackers being who they are, I have little doubt that they’ve already tried to bust into the system. It also wouldn’t surprise me if they had met with some success. The point is, the Obama administration knows the site isn’t secure but is still urging people to visit and sign up.

Perhaps they’ll film a PSA telling you to drive as fast as you can on icy roads.