The Office of Personnel Management’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) recently completed an audit of the agency’s security programs and practices. The resulting report could also be applied to many agencies and sheds a light on cybersecurity in many other federal agencies. The OIG report offers three key lessons for agencies seeking to avoid the issues currently facing OPM: organize your assessment documents regularly; resolve findings and enforce POA&Ms; don’t wait for a major breach to happen. It’s also essential for agencies to look at modernization as an opportunity to simplify and streamline systems, the types of efforts that can help them avoid the challenges facing OPM.

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