Best Practices for Public Sector Agency Data Breaches

Walter Hoffman
Vice President, Public Sector, Sontiq (a TransUnion Company)
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In this podcast episode, Walter Hoffman explores the risks associated with public sector data breaches, including financial, reputational and operational impacts. He advises on post-breach best practices, like employee training for fraud prevention and working with global response partners for legal compliance. The episode also delves into the MOVEit breach's consequences for public entities and recommends steps for affected organizations, including forensic investigations and protective measures.

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Walter Hoffman
Vice President, Public Sector, Sontiq (a TransUnion Company)

Summary of Qualifications

Walter is an accomplished strategy executive with a history of building and nurturing mutually beneficial engagements across the government sector. He is an acknowledged thought leader in personal identity protection, breach readiness, breach response, data analysis and emerging technology. A skilled communicator, Walter has a strong track record of client-centered engagement with entities across the public sector vertical, from public universities to local municipalities.


Walter builds relationships with both federal and SLED government organizations, helping them develop new strategies for personal identity protection, breach readiness and breach response.

Business Experience

Walter has held senior leadership positions with Fiserv, Equifax, LendingTree,, Greenwich Associates, Javelin Strategy & Research, Hoffman Advisory Group and numerous start-ups.

Professional Affiliations

Walter is a mentor with the Sellinger School of Business Mentorship Program.


Walter has an MBA from Loyola University of Maryland and a BA in Economics from Williams College.

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