Letter: Closing Internet links will hurt satellite offices

In regard to “OMB directs agencies to close off most Internet links,” what of the thousands of smaller offices with private Internet connections that then use a virtual private network to connect to their agencies’ networks? Often they do not use the VPN to connect to the Internet, thus bypassing security controls. These connections are a security nightmare and usually bypass Einstein.

Anonymous
Interior Department


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