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GAO: Wireless networks still not secure

Nabajyoti Barkakati, Chief Technologist, GAO

wfedstaff | June 3, 2015 5:56 pm

Wireless networks have become commonplace at agencies, but are those networks secure?

The Government Accountability Office new report says vulnerabilities remain, due in large part to the inconsistent policies, decentralized network management and numerous weaknesses in the configurations of laptops and smartphones.

The report highlighted six governmentwide steps and more than 120 agency-specific suggestions to improve the security of wireless networks.

Naba Barkakati, GAO’s Chief Technologist, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss GAO’s recommendations for securing wireless networks.

Register for the Ask the CIO Chat with Andy Ozment of the Homeland Security Department on Oct. 11, at 1:30 p.m.

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