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.
Homeland Security’s chief information officer did not argue with the recommendations.
He said he was on it.
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Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.