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IT security in the Federal Administration
The SFAO has audited the Admin PKI – the basic infrastructure and offering for the issuing of digital certificates – within the Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication ... (FOITT). The examination concentrated on assessing the development and current operation as well as future prospects. Admin PKI refers to all processes and the hardware and software needed for issuing ... certificates of different grades. ... Technical and organizational deficiencies work together against data security ... Only minor deficiencies were revealed in the Windows environment but only in case of Microsoft products.Providers' lack of both assertiveness and synergy adds to 'the great unknown' of authonomous ... entities' networks.
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Swiss Federal Audit Office , issued in 2011
Risk cases: 4
Opportunities Exist for SEC to Improve Its Controls over Financial Systems and Data
The SEC is responsible for enforcing securities laws, issuing rules and regulations that provide protection for investors, and helping to ensure that the securities markets are fair and honest ... . In carrying out its mission, the SEC relies on computerized information systems to collect, process, and store sensitive information, including financial data. Having effective information security controls ... in place is essential to protecting these systems and the information they contain. <br/> This report details weaknesses GAO identified in the information security program at SEC during its audit ... IT security basics under scrutiny ... Financial audit by US GAO was accompanied by an IT examination focused on information security measures in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). GAO found that SEC’s systems could ... be compromised, because of risks jeopardizing the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive financial information.
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General Accountability Office , issued in 2016
Risk cases: 5
Report to the Public AccountsCommittee on mitigation of cyber attacks
security controls that can increase security and mitigate cyber attacks. International studies have concluded that three central security controls can prevent the majority of the currently known types ... have addressed the risk of cyber attacks and whether they have implemented these three security controls. ... This report concerns the action taken by Danish government bodies to prevent cyber attacks. Behaving sensibly in cyberspace to avoid attacks is important, but should be supplemented by technical ... Three basic security measures are often neglected ... Government agencies are open for cyber attacks because they often forget to respect three basic IT security measures. The three measures are: 1. technical restriction on programs downloading; 2 ... . limited use of local administrators rights; 3. systematic software updates.
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National Audit Office of Denmark , issued in 2013
Risk cases: 3
Management and protection of assets in the field of the information-communication technologies at the ME SR
internal and security directives, unidentified critical and strategic Information Systems (IS), absolutely unsatisfying principles, procedures, conditions and policy relating to the data backuping (and ... control of backup's functionality), restoring and security, possibility of unauthorised persons to access the IS and data, which increases the risk of information leakage and security risk, and inadequate ... physical security of the areas related to the IT. All these irregularities are results of poor coordination, administration, organization, governance and operation management in the field of the ICT ... ... Started from contracting, ended in security ... and ended in exposing the organization to high security risks. ... The perceptive and filled with findings audit - conducted by the Slovak SAI - discovered the list of issues which started in careless contracting procedures, failure to update the development concept
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Supreme Audit Office of the Slovak Republic , issued in 2012
Risk cases: 4
Management and protection of assets in the field of the information-communication technologies at the AO SR
and security of the information-communication technologies (ICT) and the information systems of the public administration (ISPA) as well as the state assets administration, the economy and disposal ... and security of assets of the information systems (IS), in the area of business continuity and the IS restoring and also several cases of lawbreaking in the field of accounting. ... The Supreme Audit office of the Slovak Republic (SAO SR) has executed the audit at the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (AO SR) for the audit period 2010 and 2011 to verify the operation ... ... ... Failure to comply with the law leads to unnecessary jeopardizing of data security ... SR) exposed several deficiencies related to the information systems and the data security as a consequence of a lawbreaking. ... The audit in the field of the information systems of the public administration (ISPA) executed by the Supreme Audit Office of the Slovak Republic at the Antimonopoly Office of the Slovak Republic (AO
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Supreme Audit Office of the Slovak Republic , issued in 2011
Risk cases: 4
Performance Audit of Public Debt Management Information Systems
of information systems in the public debt management process and having considered legal requirements to information security, State Audit Office of Georgia conducted Performance Audit of Public Debt Management ... implemented by the Public Debt and External Financing Department of the MOF. Hereby, the audit team also to assessed systems’ data integrity and security. In the course of the audit, the audit team also studied ... The usage and development of the information technologies in public financial management is an important priority of the country at the phase of intensive implementation of electronic governance ... ... More effective IT governance needed ... financial institutions. Audit conducted by the State Audit Office of Georgia has revealed security and governance shortcomings related to management and usage of these systems. ... Importance of effective performance of public debt management e-systems may be explained by the world’s increased dependence on such systems. In parallel with the performance audit of debt management ... information systems of the Ministry Of Finance of Georgia, Supreme Audit Institutions of 11 countries also studied this topic, both in terms of systems’ performance and their practical application by local
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State Audit Office Of Georgia , issued in 2014
Risk cases: 5
Traffic Ticketing information system
The audit included two areas of focus - the environment surrounding the Traffic Ticketing Information System - the System (designed to input, process, manage and collect payment for the traffic ... tickets) and also the internal environment of the System that guarantees the quality of its performance and safety. ... Security can hinder effectiveness ... SAI of Kuwait analysed system supporting collection of the traffic tickets - data input, processing and management. What was found was lack of basic safety measures, that hindered the effectiveness ... of the system.
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State Audit Bureau of Kuwait , issued in 2014
Risk cases: 3
General and Creation Control of the Information Systems of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The objective of the audit was to assess general and creation control of the information systems of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Since the beginning of 2009, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has ... achieved considerable progress in the management of the information systems. The auditors reviewed and assessed all key elements of the process. ... Overview of problems - area by area ... SAI Lithuania looked into all critical elements of a Ministry's information system, starting from IT architecture, through information security to automation of data processing.
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National Audit Office of the Republic of Lithuania , issued in 2013
Risk cases: 4
Performance Audit of the Management of ICT in the Criminal Justice Sector
The Norwegian OAG has assesed how the Ministry of Justice and Public Security has discharged its responsibility for effiecient case processing through developing and applying Information ... and Communications Technology (ICT) in the criminal justice sector ... ... Unclear signals from a Ministry weaken development of ICT in the justice chain ... Points by SAI Norway: development of an overall rolling action plan based on the current ICT (Information and Communication Technology) strategy for the justice sector, performance-oriented ... reporting from the subordinate agencies, ensuring that the new ICT Police System takes into account other sub-sectors need for electronic interaction.
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Office of the Auditor General of Norway , issued in 2012
Risk cases: 2
Report on the government’s processing of confidential data on persons and companies
Rigsrevisionen has examined how eight government institutions process confidential data on persons and companies in 11 selected IT systems. The report is based on IT audits carried out in connection ... with the annual audit in the spring 2014. The purpose of the audit was to assess whether confidential data on persons and companies are adequately protected by the government institutions. ... ... Inadequate protection of confidential data ... , inadequate protection of confidential data may also erode the citizens’ and companies’ confidence in government data security. That may eventually become a barrier for the continued efforts to implement ... If a government institution does not protect confidential data to the extent necessary, the risk that third parties get unauthorized access to the data is very high. In opinion of the Danish SAI ... e-government and make government administration more efficient.
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National Audit Office of Denmark , issued in 2014
Risk cases: 2
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