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.For more on GAO's reports and recommendations, see the key reports tab above. This high-risk area was expanded in to include the protection of critical cyber infrastructure and, in , to include protecting the privacy of PII.
Looking for our recommendations? But the risks to these IT systems are increasing —including insider threats from witting or unwitting employees, escalating and emerging threats from around the globe, and the emergence of new and more destructive attacks.
Additionally, since many government IT systems contain vast amounts of personally identifiable information PII , federal agencies must protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of this information—and effectively respond to data breaches and security incidents.
Likewise, the trend in the private sector of collecting extensive and detailed information about individuals needs appropriate limits To highlight the importance of these issues, GAO has designated information security as a government-wide high-risk area since Click on any report to find each associated recommendation and its current implementation status.
The Recover Function supports timely recovery to normal operations to reduce the impact from a cybersecurity event.