A recent document acquired by Atlas VPN reveals that a federal watchdog chastised the U.S. agency in charge of maintaining and modernizing the country's nuclear arsenal for lax cybersecurity procedures that jeopardize both IT and operational technology networks.
The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued an 81-page report on September 24th, 2022, outlining the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) cybersecurity failings.
The NNSA is a separate agency within the Department of Energy (DOE) tasked with managing U.S. nuclear weapons at eight laboratory and production sites across the country.
According to the GAO, the NNSA and its contractors have not completely adopted six legally mandated cybersecurity standards, including basic risk management techniques and others.
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