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Audits Reveal Many Deficiencies

DATA PROTECTION—CANADA

April 12, 2010

Recent audits of BC Ferries have revealed deficiencies in the company's data protection safeguards, reports the Globe and Mail. The company's president assured the problems will be addressed by fall and said, "We are confident that our system is safe and won't be compromised." An audit conducted last fall revealed up to 45 security deficiencies, including insufficient password protocols and a failure to audit database access. The audit also revealed that the company is storing several years' worth of unnecessary credit card data across multiple databases and that "the encryption routine is not fully secure or monitored/audited."
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