SEC must shore up IT security, says GAO

Tuesday, 11 April 2006, 12:55 AM EST

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission must bolster its information security to protect corporate financial data and other sensitive information stored in its IT systems, according to a report released late last month by the Government Accountability Office.

The report found that the SEC has corrected or mitigated only eight of 51 weaknesses cited by the GAO in a report last year, a response the oversight office of the U.S. Congress called inadequate.

At Computerworld.

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