Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Pentagon Report Warns That Cyberdefense Are Weak

Pentagon Cyberdefenses Weak, Report Warns -- Washington Post

A new report for the Pentagon concludes that the nation’s military is unprepared for a full-scale cyber-conflict with a top-tier adversary and must ramp up its offensive prowess.

The unclassified version of the study by the Defense Science Board also urges the intelligence community to boost its collection on leading nations’ cyber-capabilities and maintain the threat of a nuclear strike as a deterrent to a major cyberattack.

The 138-page report by the panel of civilian and government experts bluntly states that, despite numerous Pentagon actions to parry sophisticated attacks by other countries, efforts are “fragmented” and the Defense Department “is not prepared to defend against this threat.”

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More News On The Defense Science Board's Recommendations

U.S. military networks not prepared for cyberthreats, report warns -- Computer World
Another war warning: Next phase is digital -- Delaware Online
Pentagon Report: Cyber Attack Could Turn US Weapons Against America -- Business Insider
Report: US Should Keep Nuke Option for Cyberattack -- Tribune-Review
Report: Nukes must be cyberwarfare option -- UPI
U.S. Defense Science Board Calls for Segmented Force Cyber Defense -- Signal Online

WNU Editor: The Defense Science Board's report is here.

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