State Liquor Authority

Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control: Network Security Controls (Follow-Up Report)

In New York State, the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages is regulated by the State Liquor Authority, a three-member Board of Commissioners that is supported by the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The Division has a computer network that helps it perform its duties. In audit 2008-S-111, we examined selected aspects of the security controls in place over this network and found that certain improvements were needed in these controls. When we followed up on these matters with Division officials, we found that some progress had been made in the implementation of our audit recommendations, but additional actions were still needed. Due to the sensitivity of the information, our detailed audit findings and recommendations were not included in either our original audit report or our follow-up report.

For a complete copy of Report 2009-F-45 click here.
For a copy of the 30-day response click here.