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DHS OIG Lists IT Recommendations in Semi-Annual Audit Report

Jeff Brody

The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General provided several recommendations to help the agency optimize its cybersecurity capabilities. OIG said in an audit report DHS has to carry out initiatives and employ additional staff to protect the U.S. election framework.

The office advised DHS to update its patch management procedure and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency's remediation functions to address intelligence system concerns. Additionally, OIG released a management alert in response to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's noncompliant release of personally identifiable information from 2.3 million hurricane and wildfire survivors.

According to the report, FEMA will evaluate the privacy incident and establish a process to secure the survivors' information. DHS has also committed to meet the recommendations provided by OIG.

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