Fedscoop: TSA wants ‘cybersecurity by design’ in future screening technology

“The Transportation Security Administration announced its intention, along with airports, to better embed cybersecurity within screening equipment.”

“The agency announced in a special notice this week 17 new cyber-related vendor requirements, the first of which is that they adopt a demonstrable culture of ‘cybersecurity by design’ for security technology.”

“’Sharing these requirements with industry and the public will: increase security levels, raise the bar of cybersecurity across screening solutions, provide vendors an opportunity to demonstrate their cybersecurity credentials, and provide an aligned approach across the industry — making it easier for vendors to adapt to end user requirements,’ reads the notice.”

“Vendors will also be required to implement ‘adequate’ access control and account management practices that enable multi-level access to equipment and restrict users to required levels… Read the full article here.

Source: TSA wants ‘cybersecurity by design’ in future screening technology – By Dave Nyczepir, January 10, 2020. Fedscoop.

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