In 2015 the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) experienced a data breach that exposed the personal data of approximately 4.2 million individuals. Following the breach, OPM and the Defense Department partnered with IDExperts, a private sector firm, to provide services tailored to address potential risks created by this particular incident including personal ID protection services. The personal ID protection is offered at no charge. Unfortunately, many service members and veterans have not taken advantage of this protection and remain exposed to the criminal opportunities associated with ID theft. OPM has an online incident resource center that offers information on how to take advantage of this free ID protection. Visit the OPM Cyber security website to get more information and to enroll.
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