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DOT&E report highlights ongoing cyber concerns

26 January 2018

US Department of Defense (DoD) network defences contain exploitable problems that give adversaries opportunities to access its networks, according to the FY17 Annual Report from The Office of the Director, Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E).

While network defences have improved, almost all the tests and assessments that were conducted highlighted the continuing existence of such vulnerabilities, the report stated.

“Some adversarial teams had longer periods to plan and execute attacks, which was more representative of the time an actual cyber adversary has,” it said. “These teams often found more vulnerabilities and gained a better appreciation of the operational implications of these vulnerabilities.”

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