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GAO Pokes Holes in Government’s Cybersecurity Strategy

Published
  • March 11 2013, 3:26pm EDT

The decade-old federal government cybersecurity strategy continues to face persistent challenges to effectively secure the nation’s online infrastructure, according to recent congressional testimony from the Government Accountability Office.

“Shortcomings persist in assessing risks, developing and implementing security programs, and monitoring results at federal agencies,” the GAO contends. “This is due in part to the fact that agencies have not fully implemented information security programs, resulting in reduced assurance that controls are in place and operating as intended to protect their information resources.”

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