Pierluigi Paganini October 10, 2018
GAO report reveals new Pentagon weapon systems vulnerable to hack

According to a new report published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) almost any new weapon systems in the arsenal of the Pentagon is vulnerable to hack. The new generation of weapon systems developed by the Pentagon is heavily computerized and for this reason more exposed to cyber attacks. According to a new 50-page report […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 10, 2018
GAO Report shed the lights on the failures behind the Equifax hack

A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) provides detailed information of the Equifax hack. The Equifax hack occurred in May 2017 when attackers exploited the CVE-2017-5638 Apache Struts vulnerability in the Jakarta Multipart parser upload function. The flaw allowed the attacker to make a maliciously crafted request to an Apache web server and gain access […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 20, 2015
Incidents at Federal Government Agencies increased more than 1,000 percent since 2006

According to a new report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), The Federal Government needs for stronger controls across Federal Agencies. According to a report submitted as testimony by Greg Wilshusen, director of information security issues at GAO, in a recent congressional hearing cybersecurity incidents that involved federal government have increased more than 1,000 percent since 2006. The […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 17, 2015
In-flight Wi-Fi can be an open door for hackers

A report published by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warns that the FAA faces some serious cyber security issues for modern flights. Security experts for a long time suspected that in-flight Wi-fi could create an entry door for hackers and a new report issued by The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) describes the dungeon of […]

Pierluigi Paganini April 08, 2015
FAA systems hit by malware-based attack earlier 2015

According to officials at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), hackers earlier this year targeted the Agency network with a malware. It’s official, the network of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was targeted early 2015 by unknown hackers. According to FAA officials, the threat actors used a malware to compromise the infrastructure of the agency. “In early February, the FAA […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 04, 2015
Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems are a serious issue for FAA

A GAO report to FAA reveals that the systems adopted in the Aviation industry are still affected by weaknesses that could be exploited by hackers. A report published by Government Accounting Office (GAO) in January urges the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to adopt a formal process to “Address Weaknesses in Air Traffic Control Systems.” The FAA has taken steps […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 05, 2012
GAO invites FDA to improve Information Security for medical devices

In the last decade the number of cyber incidents related to technologies that surround us is growth exponentially, the principal concerns are related to all those objects with an “intelligent component” that we daily use and that we expose on internet for different purposes. This category includes also the Medical devices, elements with increasing complexity […]