DOD Report Finds Cyber Vulnerabilities in US Ballistic Missile Systems
A recent security audit by the US Department of Defense Inspector General (DOD IG) revealed a number of cyber vulnerabilities of the DOD’s Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).
After inspecting five random locations of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA), the DOD IG found that the systems did not have any antivirus programs, no multifactor authentication mechanisms, and did not use data encryption. This was on top of a couple of vulnerabilities that went unpatched for as long as 28 years.
Based on the findings, the IG concluded that “the Army, Navy, and MDA did not protect networks and systems that process, store, and transmit BMDS technical information .”