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Expert: Pentagon cybersecurity changes 'very basic, very late'




Expert: Pentagon cybersecurity changes 'very basic, very late'
Expert: Pentagon cybersecurity changes 'very basic, very late'



http://articles.cnn.com/2010-12-02/us/wikileaks.computer.security_1_cyber-security-wikileaks-website-computer-system?_s=PM:US 

By Ashley Fantz
CNN
December 02, 2010

When WikiLeaks first caused an international uproar this summer by 
publishing reams of classified U.S. intelligence, possibly stolen by a 
23-year-old soldier using a CD and a memory stick, the Pentagon pledged 
to fix loopholes in its computer systems.

So how is that going?

Sixty percent of the Defense Department's computer system is now 
equipped with software capable of "monitoring unusual data access or 
usage."

That's according to an e-mail Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman sent to 
reporters on Sunday, a few hours before WikiLeaks published diplomatic 
cables that revealed a spiderweb of secrets covering nearly every 
crisis, controversy and diplomatic headache involving the U.S.

"Only 60 percent? That's ridiculous. You would never hear a corporation 
saying they have anything less than 90 percent cyber security," said 
Hemu Nigam who has worked for two decades in computer security.

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