[ISN] Report calls for USAMRIID computer security review

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 04:39:26 -0500 (CDT)

By Justin M. Palk
News-Post Staff 
June 09, 2009

A Defense Science Board report on military biolab safety issued last 
month identified insider threat as the labs' biggest security problem.

The report's top recommendation was for a security review of computers 
that control access to and of the environmental systems' computers for 
the labs at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, at 
Fort Detrick.

The environmental systems' computers help ensure that airborne pathogens 
cannot leave the labs.

Specifically, the report warned that someone could surreptitiously 
connect those computers to a network, allowing an unauthorized person to 
access them remotely.


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