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Defense R&D contractors inadequate in protecting sensitive data, IG says


Contractors that research and develop new technologies for the Department of Defense are not consistent in safeguarding the DOD’s controlled unclassified information, according to a new audit by the Pentagon’s inspector general. The watchdog reviewed the cybersecurity controls of 10 such contractors and found issues in how they used multifactor authentication, identified and mitigated vulnerabilities in their systems, encrypted systems and protected against users transferring controlled unclassified information (CUI) via…