Feds faulted for weak wireless security

Wednesday, 18 May 2005, 9:46 AM EST

Congressional auditors contend the federal government isn't doing enough to secure its wireless networks.

In a 31-page report issued Tuesday, the Government Accountability Office said federal agencies have yet to fully apply key controls such as policies, practices, and tools to let them operate wireless networks securely. GAO tests of the security of wireless networks at six federal agencies revealed unauthorized wireless activity and "signal leakage," wireless signals broadcasting beyond the perimeter of the building and thereby increasing the networks' susceptibility to attack.

By Eric Chabrow at InformationWeek.

[ Read more ]




Spotlight

The role of the cloud in the modern security architecture

Posted on 31 July 2014.  |  Stephen Pao, General Manager, Security Business at Barracuda Networks, offers advice to CISOs concerned about moving the secure storage of their documents into the cloud and discusses how the cloud shaping the modern security architecture.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Fri, Aug 1st
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //