DOD likely to begin auditing contractors on cybersecurity in 2020

By Justin Doubleday / March 26, 2019 at 6:12 PM
The Pentagon is still about 18 months away from measuring contractor cybersecurity as part of the acquisition process, but the Defense Department is moving forward this year with developing the metrics and establishing relationships with third-party auditors. "We have set out an objective of coming up with new cybersecurity standards this year," Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment Ellen Lord said Monday at an Atlantic Council event in Washington. "We'll have metrics by which to measure them. We'll...

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