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Cyber Attacks: Securing Agencies’ICT Systems
. In the government sector, the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD)3 has estimated that between January and December 2012, there were over 1790 security incidents against Australian Government agencies. Of these, 685 ... responsibility of agencies, having regard to their business operations and specific risks. In the context of a national government, those risks can range from threats to national security through to the disclosure ... agencies compliance with the four mandatory ICT security strategies and related controls in the Australian Government Information Security Manual (ISM). The audit also considered the overall ICT security ... ... Cyber-security strategy needs consistent implementation and periodic reviews ... List of 35 mitigation controls against cyber intrusions are a basic tool of information security strategy of the Australian Government. Top four are: 1. application whitelisting, 2. patching ... application, 3. patching operating systems, 4. minimising administrative privileges. Analysis by the ANAO helps to fill gaps and to direct next steps.
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The Australian National Audit Office , issued in 2014
Risk cases: 3
Federal Agencies Need to Address Aging Legacy Systems
Be aware of legacy IT risks The US government spends about 75 percent of the total amount budgeted for information technology on operations and maintenance. GAO reviewed Office of Management and Budget and 26 agencies, covering years 2010 through 2017 and recommends to develop a goal for spending measure and finalize guidance to identify and prioritize legacy IT needing to be modernized or replaced.
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General Accountability Office , issued in 2016
Risk cases: 3
Information security work at nine agencies
Difficulties in achieving appropriate IT security Together with the Swedish NAO we assume that the picture that emerges at the agencies audited applies also to most of the other agencies in the public administration. The information security work is not given high enough priority in relation to the risks that exist. This applies to both the Government, which should have been clearer in its directions to agencies on this matter, and to agency managements, which did not give priority to the work of information security to the extent required. Much indicates that it is difficult for many agencies to achieve an appropriate level of information security work.
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Swedish National Audit Office , issued in 2016
Risk cases: 4
OMB and Agencies Need to Focus Continued Attention on Implementing Reform Law
How to invest efficiently in IT IT investments are large and growing position in annual budgets. Historically, they have frequently failed, incurred cost overruns and schedule slippages, or contributed little to mission-related outcomes. GAO recommendations focus on the oversight and execution of the data center consolidation initiative, the accuracy and reliability of the IT Dashboard, and incremental development policies.
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General Accountability Office , issued in 2016
Risk cases: 3
Incorrect payments in social insurance - Control activities of the Swedish Social Insurance Agency
/> The Swedish NAO audited the work of the Government and the Swedish Social Insurance Agency to prevent incorrect payments in the period 2012–2015. The audit focused on the benefits for which the Swedish Social ... Insurance Agency is responsible. The audited benefits account for half of the insurance expenditure, half of the payments that are incorrect and for more than 70 per cent of the amount the Swedish Social ... Insurance Agency demands back every year. These benefits are assistance allowance, housing allowance, sickness compensation, parental benefit and temporary parental benefit. The selection is deemed to provide ... Balance of priorities needed to reduce incorrect payments ... Agency in this regard. However they found also, that serious problems can stem from giving higher priority to the speed of payment and customers satisfaction. They both are undoubtedly important features ... Role of social insurance in public finance is so substantial that reduction of incorrect payments' volume is matter of huge savings. The Swedish NAO noted positive initiatives by the Social Insurance ... of each system, still, the prevention of incorrect payments needs strategic support to be really effective.
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Swedish National Audit Office , issued in 2016
Risk cases: 3
Information Technology Cost Estimation Agencies Need to Address Significant Weakness in Policies and Practices
and agencies have appropriately implement costestimating policies an procedures(four caracteristics of a reliable cost estimation: comprehensive, well-documented, accurate, credible). ... To estimate reliable cost for the sucess of an IT program by providing the basis for the informed decision making and realistic budget information. To assess the extent to which selected departments ... IT cost estimation ... Check out what may go wrong with the information technology cost estimation. Results of the US GAO audit can help to identify high risk areas: comprehensiveness of estimations, their documentation ... , lack of adequacy and inadequate implementation.
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General Accountability Office , issued in 2012
Risk cases: 4
Does the Public Investment in Internet Access Reach the Population?
Middle mile network is not enough Latvia is known for its high-speed Internet provided to individuaals and business. Auditors verified results of the Government's effort to strengthen national infrastructure in this regard. They ponted at issues in: planning, risk analysis, information flow, quality and impact.
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State Audit Office of the Republic of Latvia , issued in 2020
Risk cases: 6
Improving government’s planning and spending framework
Value for money vs. short-term planning NAO reviewed the UK government's progress in improving their planning and spending framework. The auditors found that the complex structure and lack of longer term perspective in planning form a significant obstacle to fully benefit from the framework.
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National Audit Office , issued in 2018
Risk cases: 7
The BBC’s understanding of its audiences and users
Understand your audience, BBC Audience data and insights are critical to the success of broadcasters - which is also true in the case of the world renowned British Broadcasting Corporation. Auditors reviewed the BBC's main projects and the analyst team dedicated to collect and interpret the audience related information. Data coherence, review of performance and benefits traicing - belong to key areas in need of substantial refinements.
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National Audit Office , issued in 2019
Risk cases: 6
Swedish Customs control – an accurate enterprise?
It is better to know your own errors Control activities play an important role in successful work of Customs Service. Lack of thoroughful analysis of own errors can lead to ineffective use of some tools, and as a result, to difficulty in focus identification.
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Swedish National Audit Office , issued in 2019
Risk cases: 4
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