The Department of Energy Hasnt Acted on Fraud Prevention Solutions in Place

  • Fraud Prevention

The Department of Energy was found to have serious network security issues for the second year in a row, causing to be regularly hit by cyber-attackers. The cyber-attacks have cost the federal government over $2 million to recover.

In Gregory Friedmans investigation, he uncovered 32 previously unidentified vulnerabilities. The security issues found are: weak access controls, improper patching strategy and poor employee training. This goes to show that you have to start fraud prevention solutions from the ground up.

According to the report, some of the problems were the result of management failing to continuously monitor the security protections in place, which resulted in the failure of online identity verification to access certain web applications.