NASA’s crap infosec could be ‘significant threat’ to space ops

NASA’s Office of the Inspector General has once again concluded the American space agency’s tech security practices are “not consistently implemented”.

Confirmation that the US government department’s infosec abilities are not up to scratch was a repeat of last year’s federally mandated security audit, which also found that processes and procedures were below par.

Oversight personnel from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) criticised NASA staff for the “untimely [sic] performance of information security control assessments”, saying it “could indicate control deficiencies and possibly significant threats to NASA operations, which could impair the Agency’s ability to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of its data, systems, and networks.”

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Source: The Register