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GAO scolds EPA for poor security

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) needs to clean up its security act, according to the investigative arm of Congress.

In a report released this week, the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that the department charged with protecting human health and the environment is falling short at protecting its systems from unauthorized access.

In particular, the EPA is failing to always ensure that users employ strong passwords, that users are limited in the systems they can access, that critical data is encrypted, that logs are maintained to track suspicious activity and that physical access to sensitive systems is controlled.

 

Read more: http://www.scmagazine.com/gao-scolds-epa-for-poor-security/article/255692/?DCMP=EMC-SCUS_Newswire

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