Nearly 70% of the weaknesses and deficiencies in the IRS's IT systems remain unresolved one year after being identified, jeopardizing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of sensitive taxpayer information.
The Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative will not fully achieve its goal to reduce vulnerabilities, protect against intrusions and anticipate future threats unless several challenges to its objectives are met.
Richard Chambers, President of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) has three words of advice for organizations, executives and auditors looking to improve the role of internal audit: "Follow the risk."
In an exclusive interview, Chambers discusses:
Impact of the economic recession on internal audit;
"A key reason for these weaknesses is that NASA has not yet fully implemented key activities of its information security program to ensure that controls are appropriately designed and operating effectively," a GAO director tells Congress.
Passwords are the bane of my existence -- probably yours, too. In order to be a good, secure, computer and Internet user, ideally I should have a different password for every single application I use, website I register to, and place I visit on the Internet. I frequently have at least 10 to 15 different passwords and...