Audit finds flaws remain in U. Maryland network security, even after data breach

Scott Dance reports:

Nearly a year after a massive data breach at the University of Maryland, state auditors say the campus network is still vulnerable to hackers — in part because gaps they identified five years ago remain.

While patching those holes would not have prevented the breach, auditors and university officials said Wednesday, some of the network still lacks proper firewalls or systems to detect intruders or malware.

Thomas Barnickel, an auditor with the state Office of Legislative Audits, said the findings suggest broader issues regarding the network’s protection.

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University System of Maryland University of Maryland, College Park Division of Information Technology (Audit Report, December 4) (pdf)

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