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GAO Reports on IRS Information Security

The Government Accountability Office has reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's data security and discovered 14 new vulnerabilities. GAO said Thursday that it evaluated IRS' information security controls in fiscal year 2018 and recommends the revenue agency to bolster protection of financial and taxpayer information.

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DHS Works to Fix Cybersecurity Issues

The Department of Homeland Security made progress addressing the problems with its patch management and security efforts. The DHS inspector general issued its semi-annual report describing how the agency worked on its internal cybersecurity deficiencies. DHS closed one previous OIG recommendation and resolved two others to better secure information, according to the watchdog report submitted Wednesday to Congress.  

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DoD Sees Challenges to Promote Information Network Security

The Pentagon’s inspector general said that the agency should increase personnel training and further promote Joint Regional Security Stacks to enhance regional security. JRSS provides the agency with equipment, including network routers, firewalls and switches, to secure its information network.

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Warner Seeks to Advance Information Security in the Health Care Sector

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., sought stakeholder input on potential methods to boost cybersecurity in the health care industry with an emphasis on oversight gaps, cyber threat impacts and efforts to strategically address information security needs. Cyber criminals target the health care industry due to the sensitivity of medical information that contains social security numbers, addresses and health records, Warner's office said Wednesday.

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GAO: DoD Should Review ‘Internet of Things’ Security Policies, Guidance

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to evaluate security policies and guidance related to internet of things devices, then identify areas that require new policies or updated guidance. GAO said Thursday DoD has conducted infrastructure-related and intelligence assessments to examine security risks posed by IoT tools but the department has …

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GAO: FDIC Should Further Implement Information Security Program, Address Configuration Mgmt Gaps

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to exploit the full implementation of its information security program and mitigate identified access and configuration management gaps. GAO said in a report published Wednesday that it discovered potential lapses on the authorization controls, boundary protection, identification and authentication capacity of the …

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GAO: Rapid ‘Internet of Things’ Adoption Could Pose Security Risks

The Government Accountability Office has warned that the rapid emergence of internet-of-things technologies could present challenges in the areas of information security, privacy, safety, technical standards and economy. GAO said Monday it believes unsecure IoT devices, networks or cloud servers in homes, factories and communities can be compromised in a cyber attack. The …

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