DoD IG: Dept Complies With 28 of 166 Open Cyber Recommendations

The Defense Department‘s Office of the Inspector General has summarized audit reports of the Pentagon and Government Accountability Office on potential DoD cybersecurity weaknesses and noted that the department has closed 28 out of 166 open cybersecurity-related recommendations

A DoD IG report published Tuesday says access and identity management, configuration management, contractor systems, risk management, security and privacy training were frequently cited as categories of potential cybersecurity weaknesses.

DoD must address cybersecurity weaknesses because of the current environment in which the department has become reliant on cyberspace for business, intelligence and military operations, the IG noted.

The Pentagon plans to invest a potential $34.6 billion to fund its cyber strategy over the next five years in a push to develop, equip and train the Cyber Mission Force and also create new technologies that can support and cyber defenses and bolster current capacities.

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