There’s something wrong with NASA cybersecurity

From: FierceGovernmenIT

Not all networks can hear the centralized SOC

Although NASA stood up a security operations center in November 2008 to  centrally manage the detection and response to cyber attacks, that center does  not currently monitor all NASA networks, says the agency’s office of inspector  general.

In a one-sheet summary (.pdf)  of a restricted report, the NASA OIG says that the networks not incorporated  into the central SOC aren’t unprotected, since dedicated staff respond to  incidents occurring within them and monitor for threats. But, they lack the  centralized continuous monitoring coverage afforded by the SOC.

Before consolidation in November, NASA centers typically were responsible for  their own cybersecurity. The SOC is located at the Ames Research Center, near  Moffett Field, Calif.

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