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Report Rips Security In Michigan's Treasury Department

A report by the state auditor general says the department isn’t doing a good job protecting access to mainframe information systems, potentially compromising access to taxpayers’ records. Michigan’s Treasury Department isn’t doing a good job protecting access to its mainframe information systems, potentially compromising the privacy of taxpayer records, according to a report issued by the state auditor general. “The department’s general controls over access to its mainframe information systems weren’t effective,” the report says. “As a result, there was a significant risk that the department’s system of internal control couldn’t prevent or detect unauthorized access to or use of confidential taxpayer information or the execution of fraudulent financial transactions.” Full Story

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