Federal IGs Increasing Scrutiny on Agency IT Systems

In the last year, the federal government has faced an unprecedented number of security challenges, including theft of employee data, national security secrets, and insecure voting machines.  While Inspectors’ General offices have been pointing out these types of security threats for years, they are raising the volume in the hopes that quicker action will be taken before something catastrophic happens. 


 

Consider these three examples in just the last month:

Technology systems are unfortunately only as strong as the weakest link, and with so many dated systems in place, the federal government is among the most likely to be running out-of-date software and operating systems.  The threat of data security is both internal and external – there have been many instances recently of federal employees misappropriating information available to them by virtue of their position.  This means that a firm understanding of technology, and misuse of technology, is becoming more important to auditors and investigators alike.

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