Information resources management (91 - 100 of 120 items)
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Fundamental Improvements Needed to Assure Security of Federal Operations
T-AIMD-00-7: Published: Oct 6, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the computer security aspects of critical infrastructure protection, focusing on federal agency performance in addressing computer security issues.GAO noted that: (1) reports issued by GAO and various Inspectors General over the last 5 years describe persistent computer security weaknesses that place federal operations at risk of disruption, fraud...
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Comprehensive Strategy Can Draw on Year 2000 Experiences
AIMD-00-1: Published: Oct 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on efforts to protect the nation's critical infrastructures, focusing on: (1) GAO's recent findings on computer security and critical infrastructure protection; and (2) preliminary lessons learned from the year 2000 date conversion experience that can benefit critical infrastructure protection efforts.GAO noted that: (1) the nation's co...
Information Systems: The Status of Computer Security at the Department of Veterans Affairs
AIMD-00-5: Published: Oct 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the status of computer security throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).GAO noted that: (1) in September 1998, GAO reported that VA's information system controls placed critical department operations, such as financial management, health care delivery, benefit payments, and other operations, at risk of misuse and disruption; (2) sin...
Information Security: The Proposed Computer Security Enhancement Act of 1999
T-AIMD-99-302: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the proposed Computer Security Enhancement Act of 1999 (H.R. 2413), focusing on: (1) the urgent need to strengthen computer security across the federal government; (2) the current and future privacy concerns with any computer security legislation; (3) GAO's views on the proposed act; and (4) what can be done to further strengthen security program...
Information Security: NRC's Computer Intrusion Detection Capabilities
AIMD-99-273R: Published: Aug 27, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1999.
GAO reviewed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) policies and practices regarding intrusion detection and response capabilities in the federal government.GAO noted that: (1) overall, GAO found that NRC has instituted an integrated network and security management program to detect and respond to anomalies that may indicate computer network intrusions and misuse for the systems that support it...
DOD Information Security: Serious Weaknesses Continue to Place Defense Operations at Risk
AIMD-99-107: Published: Aug 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1999.
GAO updated its previous report on the security of the Department of Defense's (DOD) information systems, focusing on DOD's efforts to: (1) address specific weaknesses identified in GAO's 1996 reports; and (2) develop a comprehensive departmentwide information security program.GAO noted that: (1) serious weaknesses in DOD information security continue to provide both hackers and hundreds of thousa...
Information Security: Answers to Posthearing Questions
AIMD-99-272R: Published: Aug 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to congressional questions regarding its June 24, 1999, testimony on the need for stronger information security management, focusing on: (1) the effectiveness of federal agencies' implementation of the 1987 Computer Security Act; (2) what gaps the Presidential Decision Directive (PDD) No. 63 will fill within existing federal programs that would im...
Information Security Risk Assessment: Practices of Leading Organizations (Exposure Draft)
AIMD-99-139: Published: Aug 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1999.
GAO published a guide to aid federal managers in implementing an ongoing information security risk assessment process. GAO provided case studies of practical risk assessment procedures that have been successfully adopted by four organizations known for their efforts to implement good risk assessment practices...
USDA Information Security: Weaknesses at National Finance Center Increase Risk of Fraud, Misuse, and Improper Disclosure
AIMD-99-227: Published: Jul 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the quality of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) information security at its National Finance Center (NFC).GAO noted that: (1) serious access control weaknesses affected NFC's ability to prevent or detect unauthorized changes to payroll and other payment data or computer software, control electronic access to Thrift Savings Pr...
Information Security: Recent Attacks on Federal Web Sites Underscore Need for Stronger Information Security Management
T-AIMD-99-223: Published: Jun 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the recent break-ins of federal web sites.GAO noted that: (1) the recent series of attacks on federal web sites have primarily focused on defacing, or vandalizing web site content or initiating denial of service attacks in order to crash servers; (2) fortunately, the consequences of recent attacks on federal web sites have been largely confined to...