Tuesday, August 21, 2012
GAO Report Released: Environmental Protection Agency Needs to Resolve Weaknesses
Recently the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its report, titled Environmental Protection Agency Needs to Resolve Weaknesses GAO-12-696 (July 19, 2012). This 45 page report, available here, was conducted by the GAO in order "to determine whether the [EPA] has effectively implemented appropriate information security controls to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the information and systems that support its mission." Finding "pervasive" weaknesses the GAO made 12 recommendations to remedy percieved deficiencies in the EPA's network and then made an additional 94 recommendations to "enhance access and other information security controls over its systems."