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October 15, 2011

Federal Network Security Breaches Jump 650% in Five Years

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By: Fahmida Y. Rashid, eWeek

The latest Government Accountability Office report underscored how poorly equipped federal departments and agencies are to prevent network security breaches. Security incidents at federal agencies have soared 650 percent over the past five years, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. In the past five years, the number of reported events has grown from 5,503 in 2006 to 41,776 in 2010, federal auditors wrote in a Government Accountability Office report released Oct. 3. The GAO compiled the report based on information from security-related reports and data from 24 federal agencies and departments that were collected between September 2010 and October 2011.

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Security/Federal-Network-Security-Breaches-Jump-650-in-Five-Years-898872/

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