31 Dec '13, 5pm

Fearful of Cyber Attacks, Military Tightens Control Over Data Networks more on cyber fears at http…

To keep network intruders at bay, military agencies are shutting down pathways into their information systems and centralizing the control and management of data. The current thinking is that by minimizing the number of points of entry into the military’s data networks, systems can be better defended. Over the past several years, cyber security officials have become alarmed by the difficulty of protecting the Defense Department’s mishmash of information systems. The scattered makeup of the information grid creates unlimited opportunities for hackers and spies to break in, military officials believe. They are convinced that the best way to ward off attacks is to consolidate existing networks into fewer systems that they can more tightly control. The Air Force’s cyber command center so far has fused 120 network entry points into 16 gateways. “This already has improved our ab...

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