SPEAK UP VOA – BBG Cyber Mess Makes It To Politico – More BBG Bad News

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Meme by former Voice of America correspondent

Meme by former Voice of America correspondent

POLITICO‘s “Morning Cybersecurity,” a daily briefing on politics and cybersecurity, has a short item on Thursday, January 21, 2015, on the Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) audit which concluded that “Without an effective IR&R program, Broadcasting Board of Governors may be unable to properly identify and respond to unauthorized breaches, identify weaknesses, and restore IT operations timely, which may impede BBG’s ability to achieve its core mission.”
 

SEE: Power supply worries, real or nah, By Tim Starks, POLITICO, January 21, 2016

 
BBG Watch reported yesterday on the OIG audit of BBG’s cybersecurity problems.

SEE: Broadcasting Board of Governors cyber policies not ready for primetime, BBG Watch, January 20, 2016

 

OIG Management Assistance Report- Broadcasting Board of Governors Incident Response and Reporting January 2016

 

 
Meanwhile, there was more bad news this morning for Voice of America (VOA) journalists and longtime BBG executives responsible for the current state of the agency’s infrastructure, particularly BBG’s CIO/CTO and the agency’s former acting CEO André V. Mendes and BBG’s International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) Deputy Director Jeffrey N. Trimble.

New BBG CEO John Lansing has been on the job only since September 2015.
 

SEE: One BBG executive apologizes, others keep silent, BBG Watch, December 30, 2015

 

From: IBB Notices Admin
Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2016 7:25 AM
To: IBB Notices Administration
Subject: BBG Enterprise Storage Service Outage
 
 
Because of hardware failure, BBG enterprise storage is down since early morning. The following services are currently not available:
es_shared (S drive)
es_home (H drive)
es_central
es_eap
es_hv-video
es_jss
es_pnn
es_softwdist
es_studio28
es_studio54
es_video
 
IT Enterprise Platforms and Storage is working with the vendor, and will bring the services back online ASAP.
 
 

Manager of Enterprise Platforms Division, T/IP
International Broadcasting Bureau
330 Independence Ave. SW.
Washington, DC 20237

 

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