Justice's Weak ADP Security Compromises Sensitive Data

Gao ID: T-IMTEC-91-6 March 21, 1991

GAO discussed the Department of Justice's (DOJ): (1) recent sale of surplus computer equipment that was later found to have highly sensitive data; and (2) continuing exposure to similar breaches of security. GAO noted that DOJ: (1) showed patterns of neglect and inattention in ensuring information security nationwide; (2) was unable to provide it with such basic factual information as the total number of employees in the U.S. Attorneys' Offices nationwide; and (3) could not be trusted to safely secure sensitive data.


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