IG report on iOS usage at the VA

Who doesn’t like spending Saturday night reading a IG report. Through FCW’s writeup “VA May Have Bent the Rules for iPads, iPhones,” I found the VA Office of the Inspector General report “Department of Veterans Affairs: Review of Alleged Circumvention of Security Requirements for System Certifications and Apple Mobile Devices.” There were two violations alleged in …

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Auditors and Company Policy, Part 2

Back in 2007 I posted a blog entry about catching our auditors violating company policy by putting their company’s computer on our network.   Today, new group of FISMA auditors, same issue.   If the auditors were a bit slicker, I”d believe them when they said they were testing our controls for unauthorized computers.   (trust me, this …

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