Any federal employee or contractor that has been through a background check and whose information may have been compromised in the OPM breach, beware of any emails or phone calls that are claiming to be from the government or others acting on their behalf. You are likely being scammed. Any notice you will receive will come in the mail. A June 30 alert from the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team warned that “US-CERT is aware of phishing campaigns masquerading as emails from [OPM] or the identity protection firm CSID.”
Mr. Nichols has over 25 years of experience in the Information Security and Healthcare Technology industries. Mr. Nichols leads the Global Product Security program at Danaher Corporation, representing over 30 companies, including 4 medical device manufactures and 8 life sciences companies. Focusing on security by design for Danaher’s medical devices, diagnostics, life sciences, water quality, environmental and applied solutions product portfolios. Mr. Nichols is the chairman for the Danaher Global Product Security Council and serves on the steering committee for the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC). He is a certified healthcare information security and privacy practitioner (HCISPP) and a certified HIPAA privacy security expert (CHPSE).