Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Department of Health and Human Services Security Incident World Record

FCW reports the Department of Health and Human Services recorded "348.9 million [security] incidents" in 2003. In contrast, the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported a "single information security incident" last year. It sounds like DHHS reported every packet dropped by their firewalls. That's about 11 "incidents" per second. I can't imagine the sort of manager who let an outrageous figure like this leave his or her desk.

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