Vulnerable PC found in DHS inspector general's office

Friday, 6 October 2006, 4:40 AM EST

The Department of Homeland Security's office of the inspector general, which is responsible for auditing the department's information security practices, is itself doing a poor job protecting sensitive data on laptops computers.

That's the conclusion of a report based on a survey of nearly 100 "Sensitive But Unclassified" laptops at the inspector general's office by Frank Deffer, the department's assistant inspector general for IT. The classified report was first published in August but was recently declassified and released publicly after redaction.

At NetworkWorld.

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