A new security assessment conducted by the Defense Department Inspector General revealed that the Pentagon is still exposed to many cyber risks,
The report published by the Defense Department Inspector General on January 9, shows a worrisome situation, there are 266 issue, some of them are ten-years-old cybersecurity‑related recommendations still unresolved in the Pentagon infrastructure.
This means that security and IT staff at the Pentagon is ignoring the recommendations exposing it to the risk of hack.
“recently issued cybersecurity reports indicate that the DoD still faces challenges in managing cybersecurity risk to its network. Additionally, as of September 30, 2018, there were 266 open cybersecurity‑related recommendations, dating as far back as 2008. ” reads the executive summary of the report.