Virginia-based cybersecurity firm Ntrepid plans to offer free access to the consumer version of its Passages virtual browser to the people affected in last year’s data breach on the Office of Personnel Management.
The company said Wednesday those qualified under the initiative can use Passages Consumer without cost for a year following its general availability.
The OPM data breach compromised the records and personal information of an estimated 22.1 million former and current federal employees and contractors.
“The potential for what can be done using this information is significant, and as a victim and employer of victims affected by this breach I take this personally,” said Richard Helms, CEO and founder of Ntrepid.
Passages works to protect user identity and isolate Internet browsing activity to prevent cyber attacks and malware from affecting the local IT network.
Ntrepid said it will hold a 60-day sign-up period for the Passages Consumer program from Feb. 29 through Mar. 4.