The Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) directs Inspectors General to conduct an annual evaluation of the agency information security program. FISMA, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) establish information technology (IT) security guidance and standards for Federal agencies. We conducted this evaluation to assess the overall effectiveness of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s information security program, assess their compliance with Federal guidance, and respond to OMB reporting questions for the fiscal year 2022 annual assessment. The OIG has determined that the contents of this report would not be appropriate for public disclosure and has therefore limited its distribution to selected officials.
|2022-OE-0001-01||Open||September 30, 2022||
HUD OCIO should implement procedures to ensure that information in cybersecurity risk registers is obtained accurately, consistently, and in a reproducible format and is used to a. quantify and aggregate security risks, b. normalize cybersecurity risk information across organizational units, and c. prioritize operational risk response (derived from metric 5).
|2022-OE-0001-02||Open||September 30, 2022||
HUD OCIO and the HUD Chief Risk Officer should coordinate to implement procedures to monitor the effectiveness of cybersecurity risk responses to ensure that risk tolerances are maintained at an appropriate level (derived from metric 5).
|2022-OE-0001-03||Open||September 30, 2022||
HUD OCIO and the Office of Administration should implement procedures to ensure proper validation of media sanitization in accordance with HUD Media Protection Procedures 2.0 (February 2022) and form HUD 1067A, Certification of Sanitization (derived from metric 36).
|2022-OE-0001-04||Open||September 30, 2022||
The OIG has determined that the contents of this recommendation would not be appropriate for public disclosure and has therefore limited its distribution to selected officials.
|2022-OE-0001-05||Open||September 30, 2022||
HUD OCIO should ensure that system owners and information system security officers consistently test their ISCPs and upload the test results to CSAM in accordance with HUD’s defined ISCP testing policy (derived from metric 63).