The NSA collects an incredible amount of data in its attempt to keep America safe, but what happens when that information is not protected?
The National Security Agency’s inspector general issued its semiannual report on the handling of our nation’s biggest computer secrets. The report was sent to Congress and outlined a number of non-compliance issues.
Some members of the agency were found not following proper protocols to protect the computer networks.
Other problems stem from agents not properly scanning flash drives. That is the kind of thing that made Edward Snowden famous.
Some issues were found with “inaccurate or incomplete” plans dealing with security.
The inspector general’s report did not outline any major problem that would necessitate Congress intervention, but did say that he found “significant problems and deficiencies” inside the NSA.
The NSA is one of our most important intelligence agencies and it has had problems in the past with security, which makes this report more worrisome. Our top spy agencies should be doing everything they can to protect their data, networks and the American people. By the looks of this report, they have some things they better improve on quickly.
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