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GAO: 680 Percent Increase in Government Cyber Attacks

April 27, 2012 Added by:Headlines

The GAO's Gregory Wilshusen testified before a House Homeland Security Committee's subcommittee about the marked increase in cyber attacks against U.S. government systems, which have increased 680% over a five year period, from 5,503 in 2006 to 42,887 in 2011...

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GAO Blasts Federal Management of Cyber Security Work Force

December 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"In an era of limited financial resources, better coordinated efforts to address both cybersecurity-specific and broader federal workforce challenges are crucial to cost-effectively ensuring that the government has the people it needs to continue to deal with evolving cyber threats..."

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GAO Report: IRS Security Controls Continue to Languish

November 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The "IRS did not, in GAO’s opinion, maintain effective internal control over financial reporting... These issues increase the risk of unauthorized individuals accessing, altering, or abusing proprietary IRS programs and electronic data and taxpayer information,” the report contends...

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GAO: Federal Security Incidents Increased 650%

October 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Weaknesses in information security policies and practices at 24 major federal agencies continue to place... sensitive information and information systems at risk... reports of security incidents from federal agencies are on the rise, increasing over 650 percent over the past 5 years..."

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GAO Report: FDIC Information Security is Inadequate

August 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines

According to the GAO, the FDIC has not always required strong passwords systems; reviewed user access to financial information; encrypted information transmitted over and stored on its network; protected powerful database accounts and privileges from unauthorized use...

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Report: DOD in the Midst of a Global Cyberspace Crisis

July 27, 2011 Added by:Headlines

According to the U.S. Strategic Command, the DOD is in the midst of a global cyberspace crisis as foreign nation states and other actors, such as hackers, criminals, terrorists, and activists exploit DOD and other U.S. government computer networks to further a variety of ideological objectives...

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Insider Threats and IRS Network Security Controls

March 16, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The report indicates the IRS failed to limit employee access to sensitive information in accordance with employee's job duties, leaving the agency vulnerable to insider threats. The report also found that the IRS had failed to update critical database software and enable key auditing capabilities...

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