FDIC faulted for weak IT security

Tuesday, 16 July 2002, 12:59 AM EST

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was faulted by the U.S. General Accounting Office for access policies that give hundreds of end users privileges that allow them to modify financial software, as well as read, modify and copy financial data, the GAO said in a report.



Many end users had access to "powerful" systems commands, including 26 help desk employees and 14 database staffers who didn't need access to these commands, the GAO said.

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