Nearly all new US weapons systems have ‘critical’ cybersecurity problems, auditors say

The Pentagon plans to spend about $1.6 trillion developing new systems. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Aaron Gregg October 10 at 12:41 AM

Almost all of the U.S. military’s newly developed weapons systems suffer from “mission-critical cyber vulnerabilities,” a review of government security audits conducted from 2012 to 2017 found, suggesting military agencies have rushed to computerize new weapons systems without prioritizing cybersecurity.

The findings were released Tuesday in a report from the Government Accountability Office. The report drew on years of security audits conducted by skilled “testers,” essentially friendly hackers employed to probe Pentagon networks for holes, replicating the process of a hack to find security weaknesses.

Although the report did not identify

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