Improvements in Patch and Configuration Management Controls Can Better Protect TSA’s Wireless Network and Devices

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 22, 2011

Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, Improvements in Patch and Configuration Management Controls Can Better Protect TSA’s Wireless Network and Devices (Redacted) OIG-11-99 July 2011

  • “Overall, TSA has implemented effective physical and logical security controls to protect its wireless network and devices. We did not detect any high-risk vulnerabilities on its wireless network infrastructure or rogue or unauthorized wireless networks or devices attributed to TSA or the Federal Air Marshal Service. Although we identified signal leakage from TSA’s wireless network, we determined that this was not a security risk because of the mitigating controls implemented. However, we identified high-risk vulnerabilities involving patch and configuration controls. Improvements are needed to enhance the security of wireless components to fully comply with the department’s information security policies and better protect TSA’s and Federal Air Marshal Service’s wireless infrastructure against potential risks, threats, and exploits.”
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