April 16, 2014

Maryland State Archive Internet Servers “Outdated and Vulnerable,” Auditors Find

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From MarylandReporter.net:

The five electronic servers maintaining Internet communications for 30 different state agencies have an “outdated and vulnerable” operating system, auditors found in a report on the Maryland State Archives.

The Maryland State Archives also did not provide adequate control or records over the state’s $31 million art collection, the report by the legislative auditors released Tuesday said.

The State Archives provides IT services to more than 30 state agencies and departments, including a critical translation service for Internet domain names.

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The auditors did not say that any disruptions to state email accounts or websites had occurred.

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Maryland State Archives Audit Report 2013

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