Report Faults Cyber-Security

By eweek  |  Posted 2004-07-27 Print this article Print

Poor cyber-security at the Department of Homeland leaves the country vulnerable disruption of essential services.

The Department of Homeland Securitys efforts to battle computer-network attacks suffer from a lack of coordination, poor communication and a failure to set priorities, according to an internal report. The report said the shortcomings of the National Cyber Security Division leave the country vulnerable to disruption of essential services.

The report comes at a time of heightened frustration among technology company executives and members of Congress that cyber-security is not getting enough attention and is poorly understood by some senior department officials.

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