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What Message Is The Government Sending With Serious Cyber-Vulnerabilities At Homeland Security?

Joseph Steinberg, Forbes
Special to In Homeland Security

A new report from its own Inspector General notes that the US Department of Homeland Security –  the government division ostensibly responsible for ensuring cybersecurity throughout the nation – itself suffers from serious cyber-vulnerabilities.

The report notes that problems exist even on Top Secret systems, and that among other problems, the Department of Homeland Security commonly utilizes inadequate authentication, fails to properly track data and hence is unable to adequately monitor who is accessing what information, and runs seriously outdated software.