IG concludes VA’s systems, data remain at risk

From: FederalNewsRadio.com 1500 AM

By Jason Miller

The Veterans Affairs Department’s struggle to secure its networks and systems continues to a great degree, and while there is progress in some areas, its computers, databases, servers and nearly all other IT remain at risk.

These are the findings from VA inspector general in its latest Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report to Congress.

Among the IG’s findings are 6,000 system cyber risks from previous audits listed in their plans of actions and milestones (POA&Ms) and continued weaknesses in access and configuration management controls because the agency hasn’t fully implemented standards on all servers and network devices.

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