Legislative auditors say the Public Staff Advantages Program must improve the safety of its laptop software program.
The report issued this week says the system that routinely updates working methods on its computer systems and laptops did not carry out updates to 13 out of 20 computer systems examined and that the issue was not detected as a result of staff weren’t verifying whether or not updates have been efficiently put in.
As well as, auditors stated PEBP had the identical drawback with anti-virus updates. These updates weren’t efficiently put in on 24 of 55 computer systems examined on the company.
Auditors stated the company was disabling person accounts when staff left PEBP however wasn’t eradicating the out of date accounts from the system. Nor was the company routinely reviewing person entry privileges.
They criticized the company for not doing background checks on IT contractors despite the fact that these contractors have entry to delicate details about state staff.
Lastly, they stated PEBP’s system restoration and enterprise plans don’t comprise sufficient info to revive essential providers within the occasion of a system, software or failure. The plan is old-fashioned and references out of date tools and software program.
They listed a sequence of suggestions to raised defend worker info, reduce safety vulnerabilities and be certain that PEBP can get better from injury to its methods.
PEBP supplies and manages the well being care program for some 43,000 main members and 27,000 lined dependents, a complete of over 70,000 people, offering staff, retirees and their households with entry to well being care advantages.
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