Health Overhaul Cybersecurity

February 25, 2014 - 3:04 PM
FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2014 file photo, Teresa Fryer, Medicare's top cybersecurity official, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. As the Obama administration raced to meet its self-imposed deadline for online health insurance markets, security experts working for the government worried that state computer systems could become a back door for hackers. In one email from Sept. 29, a Sunday two days before the launch, Fryer, chief information security officer for the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, wrote of the state security approvals, “The front office is signing them whether or not they are a high risk.” Her agency, known as CMS, is in charge of administering the health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)