Federal cyber security measures are urgently needed to better protect the country's infrastructure, says the US Government Accountability Office, in a GAO official's testimony prepared for a congressional subcommittee, which says many of its recommendations have not been implemented.
events, including ransomware The attack, which led to the shutdown of a major US fuel pipeline, has illustrated that the country's critical infrastructure and the federal government's IT system continue to face growing cyber threats, says Nick Marinos, GAO Director, Information Technology and Cyber Security. , in testimonies scheduled to be delivered on Thursday before the House Committee on Transport and Infrastructure. said the report.  The report said that about 50 of the 80 recommendations that GAO has made in public reports since 2010 had not been implemented in November.
Specific authorities mentioned as failing to implement GAO recommendations are Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency; Department of Energy; Department of Education; and the Ministry of Finance.
Separately, the TSA said on Thursday that it has issued two new security directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cyber security in the transport sector.