Security experts question DOD cybersecurity

    Date25 Jul 2003
    CategoryGovernment
    5012
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) relies too much on commercial software, doesn't know who is creating the software, and faces other significant cybersecurity problems, witnesses told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee Thursday. The U.S. military's use of commercial, off-the-shelf . . .
    The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) relies too much on commercial software, doesn't know who is creating the software, and faces other significant cybersecurity problems, witnesses told a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee Thursday. The U.S. military's use of commercial, off-the-shelf software has yielded fast improvements in software and cost-savings benefits for U.S. taxpayers over the last 20 years, but such software has its downside, said Professor Eugene Spafford, director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security at Purdue University.

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