Following House IT staffer’s arrest, experts call for more vetting, better cybersecurity

From: WJLA

by Stephen Loiaconi

The arrest of a technology staffer who until recently had access to the computers and networks of several Democratic members of Congress on a bank fraud charge has elevated concerns about the security of lawmakers’ sensitive information and the thoroughness of their employee vetting efforts.

Imran Awan was arrested Monday night at Dulles Airport as he prepared to board a flight to Pakistan. Federal prosecutors allege he and his wife provided the Congressional Federal Credit Union with false information to obtain a home equity loan.

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