[ISN] GAO Questions Security of Census Data

http://www.govinfosecurity.com/gao-questions-security-census-data-a-5525 By Eric Chabrow GovInfoSecurity.com February 20, 2013 A government audit reveals that the Census Bureau does not do a good enough job protecting the confidentiality of its data – a stinging conclusion, considering the bureau collects personal information about every individual residing in the United States. In the report made public Feb. 20 – entitled Information Security: Actions Needed by Census Bureau to Address Weaknesses – the Government Accountability Office says the bureau has not effectively implemented appropriate information security controls to protect its information systems. Auditors say many of the deficiencies at the Commerce Department agency relate to access controls, the security rules and procedures used to regulate who or what can access the bureau’s systems. As an example, GAO cites the bureau’s failure to adequately: […] ______________________________________________ Visit the InfoSec News Security Bookstore Best Selling Security Books and More! http://www.shopinfosecnews.org