Cybersecurity and the military
Well it would seem Uncle Sam is once again becoming focused on Cyberwarfare. This only makes sense as militaries don’t only use machine guns and hand grenades to carry out the business of going to strange lands and blowing up people . Computers are very much an integrated component of any modern military. More so even for the American military. It then only makes sense to try and secure those assets. One of the biggest reasons for computer breaches is the lack of timely patch management. That plus the judicious use of 0 day code. The former is easily mitigated by enforcing proper patch management practices. The latter is a different beast entirely but one which can be minimized by the usual defense in depth. A network is only as strong as its weakest link ie: Layer 8, the human interface. Perhaps it is time to ratchet up the pressure on people when it comes to best practices by ensuring they carry them out.