ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- By invitation of the United States House of Representatives, Lunarline CEO Waylon Krush recently appeared before the Homeland Security Committee to provide expert testimony on the security of Healthcare.gov. After making clear that he was not weighing in on the political debate surrounding Obamacare, Krush provided the Homeland Security Committee with a succinct analysis of Healthcare.gov's security posture.
Neither Krush nor his company Lunarline played any role in the design or development of Healthcare.gov. However, as Krush noted in his testimony, he has extensive "hands-on experience with the rigorous processes the federal government has instituted to effectively manage – not eliminate, but manage – cyber security risk."
In his testimony, Krush offered an emphatic defense of Healthcare.gov's security controls. He noted that the U.S. government universally applies stringent cyber security standards to all federal systems, including Healthcare.gov.
"I was recently asked by the press if I would, as a cyber security professional, trust my own personal data to HealthCare.gov," Krush said in his opening statement. "I said 'yes,' that I would. I stand by that statement."
Krush also noted that, "It is a bit odd for a cyber security professional to come before Congress and preach confidence in our government's security posture. We cyber security folks are usually better known for pedaling cyber doom and gloom. However, the truth is, there is plenty of cause of confidence, particularly when it comes to federal cyber security."
Click here to download the full text of Krush's testimony, or visit the U.S. House of Representatives' website.
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