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GAO: Federal data at cyber risk

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October 3, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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Sensitive data housed by a number of federal agencies remains greatly at risk for theft and compromise — sometimes as a result of government workers — even as attempts to hack into federal computers and steal government data have risen more than 650 percent over the last five years.

That’s the finding of a new report from the Government Accountability Office, a draft of which was obtained by POLITICO. While agencies have long been faulted for shoddy data security efforts, the GAO finds the government generally has made only minor improvements recently in protecting its information.

via Politico, continued here.