TSA Improves Wireless Cybersecurity After IG Audit

August 31, 2011
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently adopted improvements in practices to patch and configure software on its wireless networks to improve cybersecurity, following recommendations of the inspector general (IG) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The DHS IG conducted an audit of TSA wireless networks and devices like Blackberries earlier this year to examine protections for sensitive information and other data on TSA networks. The audit revealed that TSA effectively protected its wireless network and devices generally with physical and logical security access controls, thereby avoiding any major vulnerabilities inherent with its wireless infrastructure.

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