Cybersecurity Special Report 2023: Roundup of 2022 audits and other work

Feb 2, 2023

Washington's state and local governments possess countless IT systems that provide critical government services and handle vital and sometimes very personal data. The public expects government to do all it can to ensure that these systems are secure to ensure services are not interrupted, and stored data is not lost, stolen or damaged.

The State Auditor's Office plays an important role in Washington's cybersecurity efforts through our audits and outreach activities. We assess government IT programs and offer recommendations to tighten procedures and align them with leading practices. Our goal is to help ensure IT security is improved at state, local and critical infrastructure government bodies across the state.

We have developed a short overview of our work and findings in the area of cybersecurity over the course of 2022. It offers legislators, the public and government leaders information they need to help ensure our state's critical IT systems and data remain protected.

View the report here or click through the PDF below by using the forward and back arrows on the right edge of each page.