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USDA’s Security Controls Over the Prevention and Mitigation of Ransomware

Audit Report: 50501-0024-12
Published: 02/25/2021
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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) performed an audit of the Research, Education, and Economics mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to test its controls to prevent, detect, mitigate, and recover from a ransomware attack. We requested evidence, including information technology (IT) and other related organizational policies and procedures, interviewed relevant IT personnel and compiled evidence related to prevention, detection, mitigation, and recovery from a ransomware attack at the mission area.

This report contains sensitive content. It is being withheld from public release due to concerns about the risk of circumvention of law.

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This report contains sensitive content. It is being withheld from public release due to concerns about the risk of circumvention of law.