[Strategic Intel] U.S., UK nuclear systems vulnerable to cyber-attack

A deck view, looking toward the bow, of the nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine OHIO (SSBN-726) with its missile tubes opened during precommissioning activities. The submarine, built by General Dynamics Corp., carries Trident C-4 (UGM-96) submarine-launched ballistic missiles.
A new assessment claims that nuclear weapons systems in the United States and United Kingdom are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attack because they are reliant on outdated legacy systems that lack cyber defensive capabilities. The report, Cybersecurity of Nuclear Weapons Systems: Threats, Vulnerabilities and Consequences, by Beyza Unal, a research fellow at London-based Chatham House who […]
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