CyTech Services Issues Press Release Regarding House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Report on OPM Data Breach
WASHINGTON (September 7, 2016) — Majority members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today released a comprehensive and documented report outlining their findings regarding the April 2015 Office of Personnel Management (OPM) data breach, which includes a confirmation that CyTech Services played a key role in identifying and responding to the intrusion that compromised 21 million sensitive government records.
As the report indicates, at OPM’s invitation, CyTech demonstrated their CyFIR Enterprise digital forensics and incident response platform at OPM on April 21-22, 2015. Using CyTech’s innovative endpoint vulnerability assessment methodology, CyFIR identified, within 12 minutes, a set of unknown processes running on a limited set of endpoints. This information was immediately provided to OPM security staff upon detection and was ultimately revealed to be zero day malware that had been in place on the OPM network for more than a year.