Audit Reveals Vulnerabilities in State Systems
DATA PROTECTION—U.S.December 16, 2010
A covert penetration test conducted by the Colorado State Auditor has found that the state government networks and computers are at "high risk" of compromise, infosecurity.com reports. The test "identified a significant number of serious vulnerabilities in the state's networks and applications that would likely provide a malicious attacker with unauthorized access to the public's data." The audit penetrated "thousands of individuals' records...containing confidential data," the report states. It also found that more than half of state agencies have not submitted information security plans to the state Office of Cyber Security despite the July 15, 2009 statutory deadline.