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Govt document Lack of testing posed high security risk for health website

by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar And Jack Gillum, The Associated Press Posted Oct 30, 2013 9:15 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – An internal government memo obtained by The Associated Press shows administration officials were concerned that a lack of testing posed a “high” security risk for President Barack Obama’s new health insurance website.The Sept. 27 memo to Medicare chief Marylin Tavenner said a website contractor wasn’t able to test all the security controls in one complete version of the system.Insufficient testing “exposed a level of uncertainty that can be deemed as a high risk,” the memo said.The memo recommended setting up a security team to address risks, conduct daily tests, and a full security test within two to three months of going live.At a congressional hearing, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the site’s security certification is temporary, but asserted consumers’ personal information is secure. Gov’t document: Lack of testing posed high’ security risk for health website read more