Schwartz: Air Force Cuts Bases' Internet Connections if Network Standards Aren't Met

By John Reed / February 17, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The Air Force is taking dramatic steps to ensure that all corners of its networks are safe from cyber attack, going so far as to disconnect bases' Internet connections when they fail to adhere to strict network security rules, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said today. The service is taking network security so seriously that it recently cut Internet access at Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, because personnel at the facility "hadn't demonstrated -- in our view...

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