Wireless network can provide individuals access to the internet no matter where they are. However, did you know that there is a security threat every time you go online? This is particularly the case for individuals who are access unsecured networks such as in public spaces, airports and even in hotels. Cyber-security is an important issue to understand and to ensure the safety of your personal information and finances.
The TSA is in the process of improving its wireless network security following an audit by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which covered cybersecurity on devices like Blackberries. The audit examined how well sensitive information was protected on TSA networks, and it revealed that the physical and logical network access controls employed by TSA were effective in avoiding major vulnerabilities.
However, they found weaknesses and vulnerabilities related to patches and configuration controls which needed to be improved. The DHS made some specific recommendations to TSA in this regard, including the importance of revising the patch management process update patches in a more timely way and to enforce security policy on all TSA employes to ensure that every individual had their devices and systems properly secured. TSA has made considerable progress in securing their local area networks since 2007.