The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) relies extensively on computerized systems to support its financial and mission-related operations. As part of GAO's audit of the calendar year 2004 financial statements for the three funds administered by FDIC, GAO assessed (1) the progress FDIC has made in correcting or mitigating information system control weaknesses identified in our audits for calendar years 2002 and 2003 and (2) the effectiveness of the corporation's information system general controls.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation||1. To strengthen FDIC's information security program, the Chairman should direct the Chief Information Officer to broaden its process of tests and evaluations to ensure that all key control areas supporting FDIC's financial environment are routinely reviewed and tested. This process should include routine tests and evaluations of key control areas such as electronic access, network security, and audit logging.|