Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers (R., Mich.) said he is not convinced Obamacare is secure enough to protect private information Sunday on CNN.
Rogers said every time an agency goes to another agency with a piece of information (a “boundary”) the data is vulnerable to being compromised.
The way the Obamacare system is designed, Rogers said, these boundaries are insecure.
Complicating the process further, the entire system may have to be redesigned. Rogers noted he is unconvinced that such corrections will be able to be implemented by the Obama administration’s promised November deadline:
CANDY CROWLEY: On the subject of healthcare, you are hearing this week that you expressed again your real fear about the security of Obamacare as we call it, especially with the hub with seven federal entities gathering information in one place. We’re now told that they should have the computer system and the software fixed by the end f November — end of November. Can they fix the security problems by the end of November?
MIKE ROGERS: Boy, I don’t — this worries me a lot, Candy. The fact that they have different segments of people controlling pieces of information and they say well we don’t store information but they have to store your application at some point. And that’s a lot of your very personal information. And it was very clear to me in the hearing that they do not have an overarching solid cyber security plan to prevent the loss of private information. I’m even more concerned today than I was even last week. I know that they’ve called in another private entity to try to help with the security of it. The problem is they may have to redesign the entire system. The way the system is designed, it is not secure. It is something called a boundary. Every time one agency goes to another agency with a piece of information, that is called a boundary. That’s the most — that’s the weakest, most vulnerable part of that conversation. It was clear to me they don’t have the boundaries concerned and that’s what I’m concerned about.