itsnotfinals
Posts: 1573
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:51 am

TSA Troubles...again

Sat May 05, 2007 12:12 pm

WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration has lost a computer hard drive containing Social Security numbers, bank data and payroll information for about 100,000 employees.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070505/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/tsa_missing_data
Speedbird 178 Heavy, FINAL runway 27L
 
SkyexRamper
Posts: 1952
Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:17 am

RE: TSA Troubles...again

Sat May 05, 2007 12:56 pm

Why on earth was this data stored on a portable hard drive!?!? You use those things for backing up music and photos, not top secret data like that. Organizations need to restrict who has direct access to drives containing such data and make sure they are never to be removed from a system or server unless needed to for safe guarding.

I like this quote from the article:

"and said it would fire anyone discovered to have violated the agency's data-protection policies."

Just fire??? I would think that stealing a hard drive containing such data would be a federal offense with 10s of years of prison time. Damn government works get it soooo easy.
Good Luck to all Skyway Pilots! It's been great working with you!

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos