July 8, 2011

Last Updated on July 8, 2011

By Ericka Chickowski, https://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….