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Audit shows HHS lagging on data security, proposes more contingency planning

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 7 22 0 | about 1 year ago

A recent report from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General claims that HHS could do better when it comes to protecting federal information.

The gaps range from monitoring to security training and contingency planning.

“Exploitation of these weaknesses could result in unauthorized access to, and disclosure of, sensitive information and disruption of critical operations for HHS,” according to Ernst & Young, which conducted the independent audit for the OIG. “As a result, we believe the weaknesses could potentially compromise the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of HHS’ sensitive information and information systems.”

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