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Audit: California agencies vulnerable to IT security breach

Many California state agencies are not complying with the state's information technology standards, leaving them vulnerable to a major security breach of sensitive data such as Social Security numbers, health information or tax returns, the state auditor reported Tuesday. "Our review found that many state entities have weaknesses in their controls over information security. These weaknesses leave some of the state's sensitive data vulnerable to unauthorized use, disclosure, or disruption," Auditor Elaine Howle wrote in the report. She notes that the state is a prime target for information security breaches as government agencies keep extensive amounts of confidential...

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