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Does the 2020 Online Census Account for Security Risk?
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4/2/2020 | 6:56:58 AM
The post hit some great points about the potential of risk.
The census collects addresses and demographics, not financial or payment card data that criminals often seek to monetize. Even nation-states may prefer non-census data sources with more accurate information: Census data is self-reported, meaning the information could be incorrectly entered by any respondent.

This is not all that true, it is true they collect addresses and demographics but they also work with the other agencies to create a profile of the person so the data that is provided is also cross-referenced against other data-sets for verification. In short, they don't collect financial data, but it is matched against other sources to create a maxtrix of personal information (PII).

In addition, the Census Bureau was hacked, and a buddy of mine stated that they have numerous security holes that he himself expressed but they did nothing about, another gentlemen provided similiar information, once he found out they did not listen to him or even threatened him, he left the office. He was a security sevant and was not trusted when he brought information to their attention (2019).

Refernce - https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/yet-another-us-government-cybersecurity-breach-this-time-its-the-census-bureau-072415.html

Hackers stole massive amount of data from the US Census Bureau ...Anonymous Hacks US Census Bureau Against TPP/TTIPSecurity Affairs

And by the way, they have been removing compotent personnel from the various security teams. So if they get hit again, it won't be surprising because the management staff has not been willing to listen to individuals who have a keen sense of cybersecurity operations, it is almost a travesty of their disarray of IT operations.

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