The agency that oversees the U.S.’s nuclear weapons stockpile announced last week the rollout of new information and physical security controls aimed at balancing efficiency and safety. Officials said, though, that the implementation of cybersecurity improvements is about a year behind the progress the agency has made on physical protection.
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) adopted on 2 July new policies on information and physical security that replace existing rules. The changes were prompted by a yearlong review of the agency’s security posture.
Completion of the overhaul is not expected for several years. During the past decade, NNSA has suffered a series of high-profile data breaches.