Military Companies Brace for Rules on Monitoring Hackers

Chris Strom reports:

Companies that do business with the Defense Department are bracing for new U.S. rules requiring them to report computer breaches to the Pentagon and give the government access to their networks to analyze the attacks.

Groups representing the contractors are raising concern about the Pentagon rooting around their data, and say smaller companies may not even have the cybersecurity protections needed to comply. A report that was to be released today on the rules has been pushed back until Sept. 24, according to a person familiar with the matter who isn’t authorized to speak publicly.

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