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IG concludes VA's systems, data remain at risk

The 2013 FISMA report to Congress shows the Veterans Affairs Department continues to struggle with cybersecurity and has more than 6,000 items on its plans of actions and milestones and continued weaknesses in access and configuration management controls. VA CIO Stephen Warren details several initiatives to address many of the 35 recommendations.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs , oversight , FISMA , Congress , Stephen Warren , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/30/2014, 04:11am EDT

Documents reveal weaknesses in VA's security controls

Documents obtained by Federal News Radio show VA failed for the 15th year in a row its consolidated financial statement audit with regard to security controls.

Tags: Veterans Affairs , technology , cybersecurity ,

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 02:49pm EST

VA cyber saga continues as audit shows continued holes in network security

Documents obtained by Federal News Radio show VA's financial audit found material weaknesses, including the failure to remove terminated employees from accessing the network, and the lack of a formal process for monitoring, preventing installation and removing unauthorized application software on agency systems. House Veterans Affairs lawmakers continue to press VA to make changes to their cybersecurity posture more quickly. VA officials say they have a multi-layered defense to include outside network monitoring by external partners, active scanning of Web applications and source code, and protection of servers, workstations, network and gateways, among other security efforts.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs , Stephen Warren , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Senate Veterans Affairs Committee , veterans , information security , exclusive

Thursday - 12/19/2013, 05:24pm EST
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House Veterans Committee adds latest VA cyber breach to ongoing investigations

Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) wants answers from the Veterans Affairs Department after its latest privacy and cyber breach of the data of more than 5,000 veterans through its eBenefits portal. VA says it has fixed the software defect and its Data Breach Core Team is investigating what happened.

Tags: technology , Congress , Veterans Affairs Department , Jeff Miller , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Eric Shinseki , cybersecurity , data breach , eBenefits portal , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/27/2014, 03:57am EST