Foreign spies 'penetrate' US military networksForeign spies should be assumed to have penetrated the computer networks of the US military, American politicians have been told.
Security experts testifying to the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee said the penetration was likely so complete that attempts to curb it should stop.
Instead, cyberdefence should be about protecting data not controlling access.
The experts said the US should look into ways to retaliate against nations that had access to its networks.
In an open session, experts from the US National Security Agency and government labs said America had to change the way it thought about protecting Department of Defense (DoD) computer networks.
"We've got the wrong mental model here," said Dr James Peery, head of the Information Systems Analysis Centre at the Sandia National Laboratories. "I think we have to go to a model where we assume that the adversary is in our networks." More...
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