Cyber expert concerned MARTA won't release report (WSB-TV)


Kennesaw State lecturer finds refusal 'troubling'

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 18, 2017) — MARTA is being reviewed by a private industry group to determine how well the public transport operator protects personal information of riders who use debit or credit cards at MARTA kiosks.

MARTA is confident it will pass the review, but has no intention of releasing the results.

Andy Green, a lecturer of information security and assurance at Kennesaw State University, is critical of MARTA's stance.

"To not inform the public, especially when you're a public concern like mass transit in Atlanta, is troubling for me," Green said.

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