Audit Of U of Colorado's Web Security Reveals Risks

Friday, June 15, 2012

An audit of the University of Colorado's web security revealed some high-level risks, according to a report given to a Board of Regents committee Wednesday.

The audit was initiated by CU to check whether its web applications are properly protected from hackers mining for personnel information or looking to steal intellectual property. The audit evaluated the CU system's departmental websites and the system portal.

CU's Internal Audit office hired a security consultant, Baccam Consulting, to carry out a vulnerability test.

Regents were told that several vulnerabilities were discovered, including two that were high risk, six that were medium risk and 11 classified as low-risk.

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