How the US Department of Defence Expects to Protect Weapons from Cyber Attacks?

United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) in a Report to the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate has outlined the challenges that are faced in securing the cyber component of weapons systems which assumes importance given the extensive controls through computer chips in modern platforms. The GAO states in the Report that the  Department of Defense (DOD) faces mounting challenges in protecting its weapon systems from increasingly sophisticated cyber threats due to the computerized nature of weapon systems. It is only recently that the DOD has commenced actions to prioritize weapon systems cyber security even as  DOD weapon systems are more software dependent and more networked than ever before..... [565 Words]

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