Cybersecurity One of Department of Transportation’s Top Challenges, Reports IG

The Department of Transportation’s (DoT) Inspector General has flagged several broad cybersecurity categories as “top management challenges” for the agency in FY 2019, including what it called some “longstanding security weaknesses.”

In a report dated Nov. 15, the IG listed eight overall areas that pose top management challenges for the agency in FY 2019, including broad issues such as air carrier oversight, and aviation, rail, and highway safety.

Among those eight areas was cybersecurity generally, and within that category the IG flagged four issue areas:

  • Standardizing cybersecurity processes to manage enterprise-wide risk;
  • Increasing network visibility to proactively prevent and respond to security incidents;
  • “Resolving longstanding security weaknesses to strengthen information technology infrastructure”; and
  • Implementing congressionally mandated aviation security initiatives.

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