South Korea preparing to defend military technologies from cyberattacks

The effort is to be channeled through a new 'cyber-security diagnosis project' that will assess local defense firms’ vulnerabilities to risks including hacking

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Janes.com reported that South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has outlined this week a requirement for local defence companies to boost cyber-defense capabilities and protect indigenous military technologies.

The DAPA said Monday that the effort would be channeled through a new "cyber-security diagnosis project" that will assess local defense firms’ vulnerabilities to risks including hacking and other cyberattacks. The initiative is required because the "threat from hackers targeting the data of defense companies is increasing due to the technology capability improvements (of hackers) and the increase in use of online communications due to Covid-19".

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