TVA: 'Our program continues to remain strong' following audit showing security concerns
A day after an audit was released showing security concerns at the Tennessee Valley Authority, officials tell Channel 3 most of the issues have already been resolved.
An external audit obtained by Channel 3 showed the authority was not meeting security standards set by the Department of Homeland Security.
Only one out of 116 web domains registered to TVA met security requirements for email.
The audit shows 20 of the authority's websites also failed to meet encryption requirements.
Despite the lack of security, Malinda Hunter, TVA public relations, said the authority is committed to keeping the transmission system safe.
"This one, in particular, they decided needed to be extended externally and so we're just glad they helped us identify these issues that we can resolve," Hunter said. "All the issues were low risk, low safety risk so our program continues to remain strong."
Specific details of these issues were left out of the audit due to the sensitive nature relating to TVA's cybersecurity.
There's not a specific deadline outlined for the TVA to resolve these issues.