ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Waylon Krush, CEO of Lunarline, Inc. – one of the nation's leading cyber security firms – appeared before the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology last week to offer his expert testimony on the security of Healthcare.gov.
Mr. Krush provided the committee with his analysis of Healthcare.gov's security posture -- stressing that the security of federal systems shouldn't be a guessing game.
"Federal information systems are some of the most intricate on the planet. To truly understand system risk – particularly for a system as complex as Healthcare.gov – you have to know a system inside and out," he told the committee. "Speculating that specific attacks threaten the security of Healthcare.gov is just that. Speculation."
While Mr. Krush and Lunarline were not involved in the creation or development of Healthcare.gov, he has extensive experience with the complex processes and procedures the federal government utilizes to mitigate cyber security risks.
"Security assessments always reveal risks. How those risks are managed ultimately determine whether or not a system can be labeled 'secure,'" Krush said during his testimony.
This was Krush's second appearance before Congress regarding the security of Healthcare.gov. He also appeared before the House's Homeland Security Committee in November 2013 in defense of Healthcare.gov's security controls. During his initial testimony, Krush stated that he would entrust the website with his personal information and he reiterated that sentiment yesterday. He strongly urged Congress not to focus solely on the security of Healthcare.gov, but all federal systems.
"Healthcare.gov may be a great political target, but we as a nation have much more tempting targets. Our government is full of high pay-off targets. Nationally sponsored organizations are constantly looking for jump points into our government's infrastructure, so all federal systems' security should be taken very seriously. I get very nervous when I hear that a new critical technology or weapon system has been deployed with security as an afterthought. None of these systems are getting the kind of press Healthcare.gov has received...but they should."
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