A Massive Data Breach Was Just Waiting to Happen

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It took three months for the Office of Personnel Management to discover that key records of at least four million federal employees were being hacked.  Defenses were so weak, one cyber security expert says, "The mystery is not how they got cleaned out… but what took the Chinese so long."  The Obama Administration has not officially said the attack came from China, and it’s unclear if the objective was financial crime or intelligence gathering.  Whatever the motives, will hackers always be ahead of the game? 



  • David Sanger - Pulitzer Prize-winning White House and national security correspondent for the New York Times, author of “New Cold Wars: China’s Rise, Russia’s Invasion, and America’s Struggle to Defend The West” - @SangerNYT
  • Adam Segal - Council on Foreign Relations - @adschina
  • James Lewis - Center for Strategic and International Studies - @james_a_lewis
  • Kim Zetter - investigative reporter covering cybersecurity and hacking - @KimZetter


Warren Olney