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Senate Report Shows Decade-Long Failure of Gov Agencies to Protect Personal Data

The US Senate’s Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has released a damning report[pdf] exposing structural shortcomings in the cybersecurity and data protection practices of various government agencies over the last decade.

The investigation covered eight agencies, namely the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of State, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education, and the Social Security Administration. The report shows that all but one of these agencies failed to adequately protect personal data, while five did not sufficiently keep track of their IT assets, which is a massive security risk.

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