Give up trying to secure military networks: you’re too late

The chances of foreign spies having penetrated US military networks are so high that the Department of Defense should assume it has happened and give up trying to stop them, according to a Senate subcommittee.

The group said future efforts should focus on data protection rather than network protection, and should look into ways of retaliating against nations who breach their networks. This approach could strengthen security and intruders would no longer have free reign of a network once initial penetration had occurred. Previously the Pentagon has said it would treat cyber-attacks on the US as “acts of war”. Perhaps that was before they released that virtually every man and his dog had penetrated US networks.

If the military, with millions of dollars in funding, cannot secure their networks, perhaps Internet voting should be reconsidered.

Source: BBC News article

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