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Office of Children and Family Services
Mobile Devices with Sensitive Information are not Secure (Follow-Up) (Issued 9/26/12)


Purpose
To assess the extent of implementation, as of September 10, 2012, of the six recommendations included in our initial audit report, Mobile Devices with Sensitive Information are not Secure (2010-S-19).

Background
Our initial audit report, which was issued on August 22, 2011, found confidential child welfare data is at risk of being viewed by unauthorized users.

Key Findings

  • Office officials have made significant progress in improving controls over mobile devices. Of the six prior audit recommendations to the Office and the Local Districts, five were implemented and one was no longer applicable.

Key Recommendations

  • None

Link to full audit report (2012-F-24)

Other Related Audits/Reports of Interest

New York State Office of Children and Family Services: Mobile Devices with Sensitive Information are not Secure Report 2010-S-19
New York State Office for the Aging: Network Security Controls (Follow-Up) Report 2012-F-20
New York State Workers' Compensation Board: Network Security Controls (Follow-Up) Report 2011-F-29


State Government Accountability Contact Information:
Audit Director: John Buyce
Phone:(518) 474-3271; Email: StateGovernmentAccountability@osc.state.ny.us
Address: Office of the State Comptroller; Division of State Government Accountability; 110 State Street, 11th Floor; Albany, NY 12236