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OIG Recommends Implementation of Compliant FDIC Network Firewalls

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Jeff Brody

The Office of Inspector General provided 10 recommendations to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to help reinforce its network firewalls. OIG said in an audit that it discovered vulnerabilities at the FDIC network firewalls that may have mitigated their capacity to track and repel cyberattacks. 

The findings stated that the firewalls did not meet system configuration requirements, lacked rules and documentation and did not utilize administrators for authentication functions. The recommendations included the implementation of an evaluation process, a review of all network firewalls and the establishment of a compliant firewall policy.

The report noted that the FDIC recorded 985 cybersecurity cases from 2014 to 2017 with 12 cases marked as major incidents.