Protecting NASA From Hackers Is Not Rocket Science, Say Analysts

by Blog Burger on March 6, 2012

NASA has become a popular target of hackers. The space agency’s computer network was breached 13 times in 2011 — to the point where suspected Chinese hackers gained “full functional control” of computers used by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory,” a government inspector general told congressional investigators. The agency spends just $ 58 million of its $ 1.5 billion annual budget on computer security, NASA inspector general Paul Martin said recently. That low priority extends to physical security.

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