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GAO Finds Deficiencies in Systems for Handling National Debt
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ThomasMaloney
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ThomasMaloney,
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4/16/2019 | 3:00:36 AM
Need intervention
It is really not surprising at all that there are actually deficiencies in the systems regardless of whether or not they belong to the state. Vulnerabilities are bound to be present anywhere at all as long as there are security lapses that are still pending intervention.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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3/30/2019 | 1:57:30 PM
deficiencies
"These new and continuing control deficiencies increase the risk of unauthorized access to, modification of, or disclosure of sensitive data and programs," Obviously there is good amount of work to be done. Unauthorized access can easily be mitigated.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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3/30/2019 | 1:55:45 PM
Re: End Game
I would posit that debt isn't an asset so is it something worth targeting. Interesting to point out. Anything that can be hacked my be considered target.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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3/30/2019 | 1:54:14 PM
Re: End Game
What is the actual risk if these systems were to be compromised? Good question. Level of risk getting bigger in each step they do not have any mitigation.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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3/30/2019 | 1:52:54 PM
Breaches
Though the deficiencies have not resulted in breaches, the response has not come through improvements to the technology and its use. I wonder how they wiiid know that. Most breaches go unheard.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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3/30/2019 | 1:51:51 PM
least privilege access
the audit mentions the lack of least privilege access as a security concern for systems. This may be important, they may need to address this first I would say.
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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3/28/2019 | 9:14:43 AM
End Game
What is the actual risk if these systems were to be compromised? Do they only touch data around National Debt?

I would posit that debt isn't an asset so is it something worth targeting. Is it IP in those systems that is the main worry?


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