Most Federal Government Websites Lack Basic Security
HTTPS and DNSSEC not used across the board on agency websites despite federal requirements to do so.
That’s the finding from a new study by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), which says 92% of the 297 most popular fed websites lacked security basics, as well as proper performance and accessibility to people with disabilities. The study is based on a November 2016 analysis of the websites.
Alan McQuinn, the ITIF research analyst who headed up the project, says executive agencies “generally fared better than the non-executive agencies” when it comes to security as well as accessibility and convenience standards.