Reports: DHS, IRS Databases At Risk

    Categories: Government

By Ericka Chickowski, http://www.darkreading.com

Some of the federal government’s most critical agencies are falling down on database security with misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and a lack of best practices, putting sensitive citizen and defense information at risk as a result, new government audits show. Just this week, the Office of the Inspector General (IG) found that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) — the agency in charge of ensuring Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) compliance among all government agencies — itself has a number of critical shortcomings within its database defenses….

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