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OMB Gauges Federal Two-Factor Authentication Performance

cybersecurityThe Office of Management and Budget has released the results of a 30-day governmentwide cybersecurity evaluation meant to assess federal agencies’ two-factor authentication implementation, FCW reported Wednesday.

Zach Noble writes the Energy Department’s score rose to 13 percent from 8 percent in terms of privileged user implementation while unprivileged user implementation dropped 23 percentage points.

The Justice Department’s total implementation declined to 31 percent from 36 percent and the Education Department’s from 71 percent to 57 percent, according to the report.

The Defense Department’s total two-factor authentication levels exceeded the 75 percent target set by Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott, Noble reports.

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