Tech security options floated

    Date25 Sep 2001
    CategoryGovernment
    3436
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    With attention focused like never before on airport, airline and air traffic control security, government and industry representatives at a congressional hearing Sept. 20 repeated warnings made in years past: Technology needs to play a bigger role and be secured.. . . With attention focused like never before on airport, airline and air traffic control security, government and industry representatives at a congressional hearing Sept. 20 repeated warnings made in years past: Technology needs to play a bigger role and be secured.

    For example, Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control computer systems remain at risk of intrusion and malicious attacks, despite a review last year pointing them out, said Gerald Dillingham, director of physical infrastructure issues at the General Accounting Office. Although the FAA is making some progress in addressing 22 computer security recommendations GAO made, most have yet to be completed, he said.

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