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Human behavior leads to security risks in cyberverse

The department responsible for keeping the government safe from cyber threats could use some help of its own when it comes to securing mobile devices.

The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general said a lot of the problems stem from human behavior.

Auditors said the fixes were simple:

Managers need to remind staff that USB thumb drives may be cheap, but they should be treated as sensitive personal property. Employees that use Android or IOS devices need to comply with department policies.

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

Homeland Security’s chief information officer did not argue with the recommendations.

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He said he was on it.

This story is part of Federal News Radio’s daily Cybersecurity Update. For more cybersecurity news, click here.