[ISN] The Army’s Failed, Embarrassing Plan To Teach Soldiers About Cybersecurity

http://www.buzzfeed.com/justinesharrock/the-armys-failed-embarrassing-plan-to-teach-soldiers-about-c By Justine Sharrock Buzzfeed October 16, 2013 Two months ago, BuzzFeed published a story about a serious Army cybersecurity flaw. President Obama has said that cybersecurity is one of the “most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation,” yet, as of writing, the Army’s flaw — which could give unauthorized users access to military computers — still has not been fixed. When asked about the issue, an Army spokesperson assured BuzzFeed it had plans to improve its cybersecurity — which included an Information Assurance/Cybersecurity
 Awareness Week. Well, Cyber Awareness Week has arrived, so we checked out the military’s campaign. Here’s the website which contains some recent comics and guidelines, as well as links to the Army’s “On Cyber Patrol” videos. The video series, an Army CIO’s information awareness initiative started in 2006, features hokey names, racial stereotypes, clip art era graphics, and dismal view rates — in some cases less than 100 after months online. […]




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