Friday, May 25, 2007

Report slams FBI network security

FBI network vulnerable to insider attacks, government watchdog group says

The Government Accountability Office, the federal government’s watchdog agency, Thursday released a report critical of the FBI’s internal network, asserting it lacks security controls adequate to thwart an insider attack.

In the report, titled “Information Security: FBI Needs to Address Weaknesses in Critical Network,” the authors -- Gregory Wilshusen, GAO’s director of information security issues, and Chief Technologist Keith Rhodes -- said the FBI lacks adequate network security controls.

The FBI “has an incomplete security plan,” the report concluded.
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