A new report out from the Office of the Inspector General claims the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s cybersecurity center isn’t optimized to protect the agency’s network in the current cyber threat environment. The nation’s unclassified nuclear computer systems are vulnerable to cyber attacks because of generic security contracts that don’t spell out who is responsible for keeping an eye on them. Tim Erlin, director of IT security and risk strategy for Tripwire have the following comments on it.

[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Tim Erlin, Director of Security and Product Management at Tripwire :

“It’s always less costly to build security in from the beginning instead of bolting it on at the end. This adage is true of both code and contracts. When IT outsourcing relationships are formed, information security is rarely at the top of the list of priorities.

Securing computing systems isn’t a static task that can be easily described in contractual language. While there are best practices that can be specified, a reference to an established framework that can keep up with the changing threat environment may be a better approach.”[/su_note]

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