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Security of “high-impact” federal systems not exactly rock-solid

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    In the face of relentless attacks – via malware, DDOS and malicious email – the defenses that protect the nation’s most “high impact” systems are spotty at best and could leave important programs open to nefarious activities, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

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    At issue here the GAO wrote is the weakness of “high impact” system protection because the government describes those “that hold sensitive information, the loss of which could cause individuals, the government, or the nation catastrophic harm,” and as such should be getting increased security to protect them.

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