Ca: Security lapses in eHealth system increased risk of cyberattack, says auditor

Arthur White-Crummey reports:

After finding numerous security gaps on laptops, tablets and smartphones connected to the eHealth system, Saskatchewan’s provincial auditor warned they could increase the risk of cyberattacks like the one that compromised sensitive personal information late last year.

Judy Ferguson’s office identified unencrypted devices, inappropriate security settings, unrestricted USB ports and untrained staff that could make the system vulnerable to malware, viruses and unauthorized access. She said eHealth’s plan for protecting laptops with access to confidential data “is not sufficiently robust.”

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