An agency within the Department of Defense which has responsibility for protecting our country and its strategic interests, Allies and critical research & development.
As part of daily operations, the U.S. Government Defense Agency sends and receives communications from suppliers and partners across the globe. These communications contain sensitive information critical to the Agency’s mission.
Eighty percent of all reported cyber breaches come through the supply chain. Remotely-located network devices and/or personnel using untrusted, unclassified, Internet based networks (public/free WiFi, foreign telco networks, etc.) are all vulnerable to network attacks and threats.
The Agency does not control supplier or partner equipment and relies on the end user to adhere to established security policies. Unfortunately, most suppliers do not have the security personnel or robust security systems to thwart sophisticated or nation state attacks.
Unclassified information systems remain a primary attack vector for cyber-adversaries, the results of which can translate into millions of dollars in losses, as well as posing a clear and present threat to our national security.