Accession Number:

AD1100046

Title:

Information Security: Computer Attacks at Department of Defense Pose Increasing Risks

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-05-22

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The Ranking Minority Member and other Subcommittee members have expressed serious concerns about unauthorized access to sensitive information in computer systems at the Department of Defense and directed that were view information security at the Department. These concerns are well-founded. Defense has already experienced what it estimates to be hundreds of thousands of computer attacks originating from network connections, some of which have caused considerable damage. As you will learn from our testimony, these so-called hacker intrusions not only cost Defense tens of millions of dollars, but pose a serious threat to our national security.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE