Shift5 CEO, Josh Lospinoso, dives into the state of cybersecurity with the DoD Weapon Systems.
DoD Weapon Systems are choc-full of digital components. They are more networked and software dependent than ever before, but generally these systems were never designed with cybersecurity in mind. In recent operational testing, the DoD routinely found mission-critical cyber vulnerabilities. Disconcertingly simple tools and techniques were often enough for penetration testers to take control of weapon systems. Fortunately, the DoD is beginning to take weapon system cybersecurity seriously, but we have a long way to go as a cybersecurity community in developing solutions to address this dangerous new threat frontier.