Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Weak Cyberdefenses Imperil U.S. Government Agencies Data

"U.S. government agencies’ failure to meet the requirements of a 2002 information-security law are putting sensitive federal data and computer systems at risk, according to congressional auditors. Reports of security incidents at 24 agencies have increased more than sevenfold over the past five years, according to a Government Accountability Office report released yesterday. The agencies haven’t fully implemented security measures mandated under the law, according to the report, which was sent to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform."

Read the rest of the story in "Sensitive U.S. Data Imperiled by Agencies' Weak Cyberdefenses", Bloomberg.com, October 3, 2011.

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