VA Employees Using Unauthorized Cloud Services

January 18, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire, Technology
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via InformationWeek

The Obama administration might be pushing federal agencies to adopt cloud computing, but federal workers are already ahead of the curve, as the Department of Veterans Affairs recently discovered when it found out hospital employees were using Web-based tools from companies like Google and Yahoo on the job.

The discovery isn’t shocking — consumer adoption of cloud services has in many ways outstripped corporate and government adoption — but it does raise security concerns, as the services being used haven’t necessarily gone through the rigorous certification process required to comply with federal cybersecurity guidelines.

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