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DHS Chief Reportedly Used Personal Email on Work Computer

5 21.07.2015 Инфо

Bloomberg reported Monday that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other top DHS officials continued to access their personal email accounts from their work computers more than a year after the department banned the practice as a security risk - a revelation that raises more questions about the federal government’s shaky cybersecurity practices. DHS spokeswoman Marsha Catron confirmed to POLITICO that “some individuals” at the department had gotten exemptions allowing them to access personal webmail from work computers, though she did not confirm that Johnson was among them. She said the department has since revoked the allowances. The report from Bloomberg View doesn’t cite any evidence that Johnson or the other officials had used personal email to conduct government business — the practice that has generated plenty of heat for Hillary Clinton after she used a private email server while secretary of state.