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DHS Inspector General lambasts TSA’s IT security flaws

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    The Transportation Security Administration’s IT department has persistent security problems including unpatched software, inadequate contractor oversight, physical security and inadequate vulnerability reporting.

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    Those were the main conclusions outlined in a report this week from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General which specifically took a look at the TSA’s Security Technology Integrated Program (STIP) which it defines as a “mission-essential data management system that connects airport transportation security equipment to servers. Connection to a centralized server allows remote management of passenger and baggage screening equipment and facilitates equipment maintenance, including software changes in response to emerging threats.”

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