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

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systems in the United States and United Kingdom are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attack because they are reliant on outdated legacy systems that lack cyber defensive capabilities.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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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.