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Battle cyberthreats with education, jobs, McAuliffe says

Battle cyberthreats with education, jobs, McAuliffe says

Anyone can fall victim to an online data breach — even a federal security expert who specializes in preventing data breaches.

In fact, Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology said he was swept up in several breaches just last year.

The "big one," he said, was when hackers broke into government computers of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. The records of nearly 22 million people were exposed, including intelligence operatives, Defense Department employees and Ross, with his top secret clearance.

"Next to the Snowden breach, this is one of the worst ones we ever had," Ross told participants Wednesday at the Cyber...

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