Foreign malware makes cell phones a risk in SCIFs, says Republican congressman

By GIXnews

Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL), ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, had a lot of thoughts to share during and after a speech he gave at the CyberTalks conference today. Most timely among Rogers’ positions is the notion that no one should bring cell phones into a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF), a secure facility designed to prevent electronic eavesdropping on classified or sensitive information.

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The idea of bringing cell phones into SCIFs got a lot of play in Washington yesterday after more than 30 Republicans forced their way into a SCIF in the House of Representatives where House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) is holding impeachment depositions. Some of them were photographed going into the SCIF with cell phone devices and a few of them seemingly tweeted directly from the SCIF. Representative Alex Mooney (R-WV) sent audio from the SCIF via his Twitter account.

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