Audit of Va Deaf-Blind School Fault IT Security

A state audit of the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind has discovered lapses in information security that puts it at risk for data breaches.

Virginia's auditor for public accounts Walter Kucharski said in a report that the school doesn't comply with state requirements for implementing an information-security program that protects school
data, and needs to adopt such a program.

The report notes that the school has limited staff and knowledge to do so on its own, and should consult with the state Department of Accounts, which helps small agencies develop IT security programs.

School Superintendent Nancy Armstrong said in a response to the
audit that the school has started the process to develop and
implement an information-security program.

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