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Quick Bytes: Michigan IT has the blues

Michigan's Department of State runs several large IT systems to manage driver and vehicle information, and it collects nearly $2 billion annually in revenue from vehicle violations and fee collections. However, a recent audit of the IT infrastructure of the department by Michigan's Office of the Auditor General found that the "general controls over security, access, program and data changes, segregation of duties, and service continuity that support mainframe information systems were not effective." As a result, the report concluded that there was "significant risk" that unauthorized access to the systems could compromise the data on these systems. @ The Performance Audit of the Automated Information Systems is at SM Online.

 

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