IG: DOE was hacked 199 times last year

Weaknesses in the Energy Department's cybersecurity programs let hackers penetrate DOE systems 199 times last year, affecting 3,531 systems, according to the department's inspector general.

Energy continues to have difficulty finding, tracking and fixing previously reported cybersecurity weaknesses, the IG said in a report.

To read the full report, The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program'2004, enter 310 in the GCN.com GCN.com/search box.

The report praised the department for improving its cybersecurity but pointed to continuing gaps in its virtual defenses, such as incomplete certification and accreditation of major systems; missing contingency plans for restoring systems after an emergency; and continuing problems with access control, segregation of responsibilities for financial processing and correction of known security vulnerabilities.

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