Hundreds of Cybersecurity Risks Still Affecting the Pentagon

The Pentagon recently went through a yearly audit performed by The Defense Department Inspector General which published its findings in a lengthy and heavily redacted report on January 9, 2019.

According to the Office of Inspector General, the Department of Defense is still lacking when it comes to the speed of addressing cybersecurity recommendations designed to reduce such risks affecting the Pentagon’s network, 266 different unresolved such issues dating as far as 2008 being discovered during the audit.

“Open recommendations can be either resolved or unresolved. Resolved recommendations are those that DoD management has agreed to implement, but has not yet completed agreed-upon actions. Unresolved recommendations are those that DoD management disagrees with or provides alternative corrective actions for.” says DoD OIG’s report.

The Inspector General says that the audit summarizes also includes results obtained by analyzing four classified reports and 20 unclassified reports, all issued between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, by the Government Accountability Office and DoD’s oversight community.

Number of cybersecurity recommendations left open

The DoD OIG found that the Pentagon managed to act upon 19 of 159…

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