However, House officials have sought to provide members and staff with guidance on protecting their accounts from hackers. For instance, the House Administration Committee circulated a letter to lawmakers’ office May 16 regarding the need to train summer interns on security measures.
“As summer intern season nears, the Committee on House Administration would like to remind member offices about some important IT security measures they should take to protect official information,” the letter says before laying out a series of recommendations, which include requiring IT training for new employees and interns and also requiring interns to sign a “Principles of Behavior” form.
Jessica Brady and Daniel Newhauser contributed to this report.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.