DHS to Conduct Wireless Security Audits

In light of the discovery that government-issued mobile devices lack security protections, the Homeland Security Department is taking steps to safeguard the executive branch’s wireless networks, DHS officials said this week.

The Government Accountability Office on Tuesday released a report documenting holes in security guidelines for laptops that are simultaneously connected to agency wired networks and insecure wireless networks, as well as insufficient policies on using mobile devices overseas; monitoring for unauthorized, rogue wireless networks; and scanning for unapproved devices.

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