Laptops at the Federal Emergency Management Agency remain vulnerable to hacking, putting sensitive data at risk, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General found.
FEMA estimates there are 40,130 laptops within the agency. But only 20 percent are encrypted the study found. Also, security patches were not being downloaded in a timely fashion, said the IG.
Furthermore, lost or stolen laptops are not being reported, the study said. Out of 242 laptops that were presumed stolen or lost in 2011, only 60 reports were filed according to the IG.