Thursday, January 15, 2015

New report: DHS is a mess of cybersecurity incompetence

Summary:A large, embarrassing, and alarming Federal oversight report finds major problems and grave shortcomings with Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity programs and practices which are "unlikely to protect us".

Assessing DHS performance 12 years after its creation, a new Federal report called "A Review of the Department of Homeland Security's Missions and Performance" contains a blistering summary on the state of DHS cybersecurity practices and programs.
The January 1 report reveals and concludes that DHS's cybersecurity practices and programs are so bad, the DHS fails at even the basics of computer security and is "unlikely" able to protect both citizens and government from attacks.
The report's section on cybersecurity is all bad news -- especially for fans of Obama's planned legislative cyberattack protections.

Read more here.

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