Information technology (31 - 35 of 35 items)
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Multiple Efforts to Secure Control Systems Are Under Way, but Challenges Remain
GAO-08-119T: Published: Oct 17, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 2007.
Control systems--computer-based systems that monitor and control sensitive processes--perform vital functions in many of our nation's critical infrastructures such as electric power generation, transmission, and distribution; oil and gas refining; and water treatment and distribution. The disruption of control systems could have a significant impact on public health and safety, which makes securin...
Veterans Affairs: Sustained Management Commitment and Oversight Are Essential to Completing Information Technology Realignment and Strengthening Information Security
GAO-07-1264T: Published: Sep 26, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2007.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has encountered numerous challenges in managing its information technology (IT) and securing its information systems. In October 2005, the department initiated a realignment of its IT program to provide greater authority and accountability over its resources. The May 2006 security incident highlighted the need for additional actions to secure personal inform...
Information Security: Sustained Progress Needed to Strengthen Controls at the Securities and Exchange Commission
GAO-07-256: Published: Mar 27, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 27, 2007.
In carrying out its mission to ensure that securities markets are fair, orderly, and efficiently maintained, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relies extensively on computerized systems. Integrating effective information security controls into a layered control strategy is essential to ensure that SEC's financial and sensitive information is protected from inadvertent or deliberate misu...
Information Security: Improving Oversight of Access to Federal Systems and Data by Contractors Can Reduce Risk
GAO-05-362: Published: Apr 22, 2005. Publicly Released: May 23, 2005.
The federal government increasingly relies on information technology (IT) systems to provide essential services affecting the health, economy, and defense of the nation. To assist in providing these important services, the federal government relies extensively on contractors to provide IT services and systems. In addition to contractors that provide systems and services to the federal government,...
Information Security Risk Assessment: Practices of Leading Organizations
AIMD-00-33: Published: Nov 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
This document is a supplement to GAO's May 1998 executive guide on information security management. It is intended to help federal managers implement an ongoing information security risk assessment process by providing examples, or case studies, of practical risk assessment procedures that have been successfully adopted by four organizations known for their efforts to implement good risk assessmen...