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DOD unveils 'Hack the Marine Corps' bounty program

by Mark Satter • 4 months ago

A new bug bounty program intended to find vulnerabilities in the Marine Corps’ public-facing websites will be the DOD's sixth such program.

Pentagon lays out plan to secure websites in response to lawmaker inquiry

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 5 months ago

CIO Dana Deasy lays out the department's plan in response to Sen. Ron Wyden, who raised concerna about the security of DOD's many public-facing sites.

The U.S. military combined cyber and kinetic operations to hunt down ISIS last year, general says

by Ryan Duffy • 7 months ago

Last week, the former commander of the anti-ISIS coalition discussed an operation in which U.S. forces and allies successfully used offensive cyber measures to hunt and defeat enemy forces. Despite the mission’s success, he said, the United States still faces a slew of challenges when confronting technologically adept nations in the cyber-dominated battlefield of the future.

House defense bill would usher in cybersecurity changes at DOD

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 months ago

The House of Representatives on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a defense policy bill with several cybersecurity measures aimed at better securing Pentagon networks. The bill seeks closer collaboration between the departments of Defense and Homeland Security in defending against hackers, asks for quick notification of data breaches of military personnel, and continues to crack down on foreign-made telecom products that are deemed security threats.

Pentagon's websites need better security, Wyden says

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 7 months ago

Wyden warns that neglecting the security of public-facing DOD websites could embolden cybercriminals and state-backed hackers.

Lack of cooperation between contractors creates lasting vulnerabilities for DoD, official says

by Chris Bing • 7 months ago

Col. Tim Brooks, the mission assurance division chief in the Department of Army Management Office, said a lack of dialogue between contractors is causing headaches as the military looks to harden its systems.

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