Until the IRS corrects the identified weaknesses, its financial systems and information remain unnecessarily vulnerable to insider threats, including errors or mistakes and fraudulent or malevolent acts by insiders, GAO auditors says.
Roundup of news and insights from the National HIPAA Summit, including the announcement that state attorneys general soon will receive training on how to file federal civil lawsuits for HIPAA violations.
Nearly 8 of 10 hard drives tested contained tax returns, Social Security numbers, names of children placed in foster homes, passwords and child abuse documentation, an audit by New Jersey authorities reveals.
"We are training organizations to become more security focused and get them away from the check box mentality," says Jeremy King of the PCI Security Standards Council, describing the group's new approach to increasing PCI awareness globally.
This week's report focuses on one story: Senate WikiLeaks hearing, in which administration officials explained how the WikiLeaks episode occurred and what's being done to prevent such a breach from occurring again.