Doug Bedell — October 10, 2018, 1:22 pm

DOD Grappling With Cyber Security Concerns

Even the U.S. military has growing cybersecurity concerns. Bruce Schneier quotes from a summary of a U.S. Government Accounting Office report, “Weapons Systems Cyber Security: DOD Just Beginning to Grapple with Scale of Vulnerabilities”: “Although GAO and others have warned of cyber risks for decades, until recently, DOD did not prioritize weapon systems cybersecurity. Finally, DOD is still determining how best to address weapon systems cybersecurity.”

“It is definitely easier, and cheaper,” Schneier himself adds, “to ignore the problem or pretend it isn’t a big deal. But that’s probably a mistake in the long run.” Indeed so.

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