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OMB: Cybersecurity Check-up
The OMB has mandated that agencies report on how they have improved their cybersecurity over the past year. Last year agencies claimed 62% of all systems were secured, and earlier this month they claimed that number had risen to 70%. OMB’s goal was to have 90% of systems secure by December 2003. OMB is now especially wary of peer-to-peer file sharing networks.

“While there are many appropriate uses of this technology, a number of studies have shown the vast majority of files traded on P2P (peer-to-peer) networks are copyrighted music files and pornography,” the memo said. “Data also suggests P2P is a common avenue for the spread of computer viruses” in IT systems.

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