AOH :: IS1939.HTM

Pentagon spends over $100 million on cyberattack cleanup




Pentagon spends over $100 million on cyberattack cleanup
Pentagon spends over $100 million on cyberattack cleanup



http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10214416-83.html 

By Elinor Mills
Security
CNet News
April 7, 2009

The Pentagon spent more than $100 million in the past six months 
cleaning up after Internet attacks and network issues, military leaders 
said on Tuesday.

"The important thing is that we recognize that we are under assault from 
the least sophisticated--what I would say the bored teenager--all the 
way up to the sophisticated nation-state, with some petty criminal 
elements sandwiched in between," Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton, head of 
U.S. Strategic Command, told reporters at a cyberspace conference in 
Omaha, Neb., as reported by CBS News.

Neither he nor Army Brigadier Gen. John Davis, deputy commander for 
network operations, would say how much of the estimated $100 million was 
spent cleaning up from viruses compared with outside attacks and 
inadvertent security problems due to U.S. Department of Defense 
employees. However, they did say that spending money to shore up the 
networks to prevent attacks and breaches would be better than paying to 
clean up after an incident.

The Defense Department was forced to take up to 1,500 computers offline 
last year because of a cyberattack, and it banned the use of external 
removable storage devices because of their ability to spread viruses.

[...]


_______________________________________________      
Best Selling Security Books and More!
http://www.shopinfosecnews.org/ 

Site design & layout copyright © 1986-2014 CodeGods