The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has submitted to the Department of the Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) "inaccurate and misleading" information about the state of its information-security programs, according to a report prepared by an assistant inspector general for audit with the Department of the Treasury, who undertook a review of the IRS's process for monitoring its program- and system-level security weaknesses. @ Go to SM Online for more on the report. .
At least 70 percent of devices that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) are vulnerable to attack, according to a report from Hewlett-Packard’s security unit Fortify, released in July. The study analyzed a range of IoT devices, from remote power outlets to home alarms and even sprinkler controllers. According to the study, vulnerabilities include weak passwords, insecure password recovery mechanisms, and poorly protected credentials.