C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Pentagon considering ‘No Trust’ architecture in future cyber security efforts

03 October 2019

The US Department of Defence must resolve itself to the notion that all its classified and unclassified networks have been compromised in some form or fashion if the US armed forces are to develop any viable cyber security strategy in the foreseeable future, according to a top Pentagon official.

The Pentagon’s current template for developing and fielding cyber security initiatives, rooted in the notion that so-called cyber security perimeters that encase its networks are impermeable to attack, is only making US armed forces’ networks more vulnerable to penetrations, said Lisa Porter, Deputy Under Secretary of Defence for Research & Engineering.

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