Defense agency using unsecure WLAN security cameras

Friday, 17 May 2002, 11:13 AM EST

The agency responsible for the U.S. Defense Department's global networks and classified command and control systems has a gaping security hole in its front yard -- security cameras at its headquarters in Arlington, Va., are connected to a nonsecure and unencrypted wireless LAN.

Chris O'Ferrell, chief technology officer at NETSEC Inc., which provides intrusion-detection services to numerous federal agencies and commercial customers, detected the nonsecure wireless LAN at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DSIA) last Friday.

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