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- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
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- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
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- Value of Health IT
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Does this audit make me look fat?
Thursday - 12/2/2010, 3:09pm EST
Steve Dauber, vice president of cybersecurity firm RedSeal Systems, told the DorobekINSDIER that these audits are helpful but do not differentiate between vulnerabilities and actual risks.
"The crux of the matter is most of those vulnerabilities are probably very low risk," Dauber said.
The challenge in identifying which vulnerabilities are in fact high risk is due to the high number of controls and devices involved in these IT systems, Dauber said.
"The sheer complexity and rate of change of these infrastructures is really overwhelming our human capability of understanding what's going on," he said.
Agencies are turning toward more technologies to mitigate high risks. Dauber said the federal government's next phase is to put into place a system to "translate between vulnerabilities and risks."