Protecting NASA From Hackers Is Not Rocket Science
Source: Tech World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Intrusion Detection Hackers have been having a field day with NASA systems, the space agency's inspector general has confessed. The problem may be due in part to underfunding, but security experts some relatively simple and inexpensive measures could significantly improve the situation. "The major, major problem hurting NASA is they don't have a strong IT governance approach," said John Pescatore, security analyst with Gartner Research. NASA has become a popular target of hackers. The space agency's computer network was breached 13 times in 2011 -- to the point where suspected Chinese hackers gained "full functional control" of computers used by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory," a government inspector general told congressional investigators.

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