IG reveals laptops mysteriously missing from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

IG reveals laptops mysteriously missing from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

[Ed. – Warren’s dog at them.]

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the brainchild of Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), is having difficulty accounting for laptops belonging to the agency. According to the CFPB’s Inspector General, a number of laptops have gone missing despite the agency sending out an “early alert memorandum,” on how to prevent inventory loss back in 2016.

National Law Review reports:

The CFPB’s Office of Inspector General has issued a report indicating that, in performing an audit of the CFPB’s encryption of data on mobile devices issued to staff members, the OIG found the CFPB had not yet completed all of the steps previously identified by the OIG to address the risk created by unaccounted-for-laptops. …

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According to the summary, the CFPB has been unable to provide a full accounting of all laptops that have been assigned to users since the CFPB’s establishment.  In June 2016, the OIG issued an “early alert memorandum” to the CFPB in which the OIG identified a number of steps the CFPB should take to gain assurance that the unaccounted-for-laptops did not prevent an unacceptable level of risk to … sensitive data.

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