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‘Slippery slope’ or ‘prudent’ move: Mixed views on Pentagon proposal for access to transport service providers’ networks amid cyber incidents

By Charlie Mitchell / May 15, 2020

The Pentagon proposal for access to certain contractors’ networks in the event of a cyber incident is spurring mixed reactions, with some cybersecurity leaders citing a misalignment with the government’s goals for industry-led cyber risk management, and others suggesting a “prudent” expansion of authority to cover a specific group of contractors.

The Defense Department is proposing for inclusion in the fiscal 2021 National Defense Authorization Act language that would require "operationally critical" contractors to let DOD investigators access their...


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