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.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.