Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Wednesday March 04, 2015

Air Traffic Control Computers Vulnerable To Terrorist Hackers

Air traffic control computer systems are vulnerable to hackers? Well, at least it wasn't an important computer network like...oh, wait. roll eyes (sarcastic)

While the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has taken steps to protect its air traffic control systems from cyber-based and other threats, significant security control weaknesses remain, threatening the agency's ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the national airspace system (NAS). These include weaknesses in controls intended to prevent, limit, and detect unauthorized access to computer resources, such as controls for protecting system boundaries, identifying and authenticating users, authorizing users to access systems, encrypting sensitive data, and auditing and monitoring activity on FAA's systems.