Metropolitan Transportation Authority

New York City Transit: Control and Protection of Microcomputers (Follow-Up Review)

New York City Transit operates New York City's bus and subway system. In our prior audit report 93-S-27, we examined the extent to which New York City Transit's microcomputer hardware, software and data were protected against loss, damage and abuse. We found that access to critical functions was not limited to authorized users only, software unrelated to Transit operations was installed on some microcomputers, several microcomputers were stolen or infected with viruses, and plans had not been developed to provide for backup microcomputing capabilities in the event of an emergency. We made several recommendations for improving New York City Transit's microcomputer operations. In our follow-up review, we found that progress has been made in implementing these recommendations.

For a complete copy of Report 96-F-5 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.