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IG: Coast Guard needs to improve security




IG: Coast Guard needs to improve security
IG: Coast Guard needs to improve security



http://www.fcw.com/online/news/153783-1.html 

By Alice Lipowicz
FCW.com
September 15, 2008

The Coast Guard is doing a good job of securing its computer networks, 
but it still has vulnerabilities that must be addressed, according to a 
new report [1] from Homeland Security Department Inspector General 
Richard Skinner.

The audit found that the Coast Guard has implemented network security 
controls but is falling short in some areas.

"While [the] U.S. Coast Guard has been vigilant in its efforts to secure 
its network infrastructure, we identified system vulnerabilities and 
areas of noncompliance" with DHS requirements, Skinner's report stated. 
In addition, the agency has not established all the necessary network 
access controls, the audit said.

If the issues are not addressed, the Coast Guard faces the possibility 
of loss of sensitive information and gaps in its network security, the 
document said.

[1] http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/assets/mgmtrpts/OIG_08-82_Aug08.pdf 

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