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.