NASA Computer Network Deemed Vulnerable
Reports suggest that NASA failed to act on earlier criticism.
The results of an audit by the Office of the Inspector General has found that NASA's internal network is full of holes and is extremely vulnerable to an external cyber attack. As noted in this Security News report, it appears that several of the vulnerabilities were known about for months yet remained unpatched.
"It is not unusual for previously unknown network security holes to be found in large organizations. In that light, Martins audit might have been seen as positive for revealing the vulnerabilities.
"But its long been known that security on NASA networks is weak. Martins office released a previous audit report nearly a year ago, but nothing had been done to remedy the situation."