GAO: FDIC cybersecurity lacking

August 15, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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via Fierce Government IT

The confidentiality and integrity of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s information systems are vulnerable, says a Government Accountability Office report (.pdf) published Aug. 12. Weak passwords, poor user-access policies, inconsistent encryption and unsatisfactory patch implementation threaten FDIC’s financial systems and databases, finds the GAO.

“Control weaknesses continue to unnecessarily put FDIC’s systems at an increased risk from internal and external threats,” write report authors.

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