Study uncovers more security on Web sites
- By Wilson P. Dizard III
- Sep 20, 2002
A Brown University analysis of government Web sites found that federal and state sites are taking security and privacy more seriously compared to last year.
But the attention to security has led to an increase in restricted areas on government Web sites, some of which require registration and passwords for access. Six percent of government sites surveyed had restricted areas.
The Brown researchers gave high marks to the sites of seven federal organizations: the Labor, Treasury and State departments; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Communications Commission; General Services Administration's FirstGov; and Social Security Administration. The lowest rankings went to the sites run by the U.S. circuit courts and the Supreme Court.