Nasa report highlights importance of data security
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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NASA report highlights importance of data securityAs business and technology increasingly go hand-in-hand, the issues surrounding datamanagement and IT security should always be at the forefront of every organisationsstrategy. With threats to system integrity and security, both internal and external, evolving allof the time, CISOs cannot afford to take their eye off the ball for a second. The stark reality ofjust how much companies need to be applying the latest solutions is highlighted all too often.Even the worlds top organisations can be thrust into the media glare when vulnerabilities intheir data security are exploited by criminals, putting entire networks, businesses and theircustomers at risk. The most recent example is NASA, an institution which most of us wouldassociate with flawless, hi-tech systems and perceive to be impenetrable to threats fromevery angle.In March 2011, an audit by the agencys Office of the Inspector General found that NASAsinternal computer network was full of security holes and extremely vulnerable to an externalcyber attack. But what made the revelations even more difficult to swallow was the claim thatsome of these weaknesses had been known of for several months, yet they had remainedunresolved. "Six computer servers associated with IT assets that control spacecraft andcontain critical data had vulnerabilities that would allow a remote attacker to take control of orrender them unavailable" was the key observation of the report, released by InspectorGeneral Paul Martin.For the article in full please click here: http://bit.ly/dSdDhOhttp://www.globalcomparator.com/Event.aspx?id=480994&utm_campaign=Helen%20&utm_medium=HWOnline&utm_source=ArticlePosts&utm_content=&utm_term=&sid=%%emailaddr%%&mid=%%memberid%%&MAC=HW_PROMO_GCSThe Enterprise Security Exchange 2011 will be hosted from 15th - 17th June in Brussels,Belgium. For more details, please visit the website: enterprisesecurityexchange.com, callfreephone: 0800 652 2363 or email: email@example.com.