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IG: Sensitive information at airport at risk

IG: Sensitive information at airport at risk
IG: Sensitive information at airport at risk

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By Alice Lipowicz
November 10, 2008

The Homeland Security Department is putting sensitive information at 
risk by security weaknesses in its computer systems at Los Angeles 
International Airport, according to a new report from DHS Inspector 
General Richard Skinner.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and three other DHS agencies that 
operate at the airport are lax on their information technology security 
for servers, routers, and switches operating at the airport, the report 
issued Nov. 7 said.

The report identifies the other agencies falling short as the Coast 
Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Transportation 
Security Administration.

The information technology security controls implemented at this site 
have deficiencies that, if exploited, could result in the loss of 
confidentiality, integrity and availability of their information 
technology systems,=E2=80=9D the GAO report states. =E2=80=9CSpecifically, these 
components need to improve their physical security operational controls 
for telecommunications equipment and servers.=E2=80=9D


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