Éditoriaux Défense Sécurité Terrorisme Zones de conflits Logistique Livres de référence Liens
Terre Air Mer Gendarmerie Renseignement Infoguerre Cyber Recherche

Hamre Orders DoD Web Security Review

Hamre Orders DoD Web Security Review

Washington D.C. -- (AFPS) September 24, 1999 -- Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre directed a security review Sept. 24 to ensure information on publicly accessible DoD Internet sites does not compromise national security or place personnel at risk.

"The Internet World Wide Web provides the department with a powerful tool to convey information quickly and efficiently on a broad range of topics," Hamre said in a memorandum sent departmentwide. At the same time, … " he added, "such information, especially when combined with information from other sources, increases the vulnerability of DoD systems and may endanger DoD personnel and their families."

Hamre said he was concerned about the possibility of personal and private information being posted to publicly accessible Web sites, such as service members' Social Security numbers or home addresses.

The department uses the Internet in a variety of ways, including contract administration, finance, electronic commerce and news reporting. The activities won't change, he said, but more attention will be given to the security implications of Web technology. "Security and efficiency can be achieved at the same time," he said.

Hamre's order for the review includes the creation of a task force to develop policy and procedures addressing operational, public affairs, acquisition, technology, privacy, legal and security issues associated with the use of DoD Web sites. The group's preliminary guidance should be issued to the field by late November, he said.

Pending the task force guidance, and provided that essential missions are unaffected, all DoD organizations have 60 days to remove from their public Web sites: plans or lessons learned that would reveal sensitive military operations, exercises or vulnerabilities; information on sensitive troop movements; personal data such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, home addresses and home phone numbers; and any other identifying information about family members of DoD employees and military personnel.

The Hamre order directs all DoD components to conduct a comprehensive security assessment of all their Web sites within three months of receiving the task force guidance, and conduct annual reassessments thereafter. It orders a plan be implemented by March 1999 that uses reserve component assets to conduct operational security and threat assessments of DoD Web sites. It also orders the development of a Web information security training program by March 1999.

"I believe that these steps will help us to better manage Web information services to strike the appropriate balance between openness and sound security," Hamre said. For more information and discussion about department Web security issues, visit DoD's home page at www.defenselink.mil and its special, Web security pages at http://websecurity.afis.osd.mil

 

Derniers articles

Verdun 2016 : La légende de la « tranchée des baïonnettes »
Eyes in the Dark: Navy Dive Helmet Display Emerges as Game-Changer
OIR Official: Captured Info Describes ISIL Operations in Manbij
Cyber, Space, Middle East Join Nuclear Triad Topics at Deterrence Meeting
Carter Opens Second DoD Innovation Hub in Boston
Triomphe de St-Cyr : le Vietnam sur les rangs
Dwight D. Eisenhower Conducts First OIR Missions from Arabian Gulf
L’amiral Prazuck prend la manœuvre de la Marine
Airmen Practice Rescuing Downed Pilots in Pacific Thunder 16-2
On ne lutte pas contre les moustiques avec une Kalachnikov...
Enemy Mine: Underwater Drones Hunt Buried Targets, Save Lives
Daesh Publications Are Translated Into Eleven Languages
Opération Chammal : 10 000 heures de vol en opération pour les Mirage 2000 basés en Jordanie
Le Drian : Daech : une réponse à plusieurs niveaux
Carter: Defense Ministers Agree on Next Steps in Counter-ISIL Fight
Carter Convenes Counter-ISIL Coalition Meeting at Andrews
Carter Welcomes France’s Increased Counter-ISIL Support
100-Plus Aircraft Fly in for Exercise Red Flag 16-3
Growlers Soar With B-1s Around Ellsworth AFB
A-10s Deploy to Slovakia for Cross-Border Training
We Don’t Fight Against Mosquitoes With a Kalashnikov
Bug-Hunting Computers to Compete in DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge
Chiefs of US and Chinese Navies Agree on Need for Cooperation
DoD Cyber Strategy Defines How Officials Discern Cyber Incidents from Armed Attacks
Vice Adm. Tighe Takes Charge of Information Warfare, Naval Intelligence
Truman Strike Group Completes Eight-Month Deployment
KC-46 Completes Milestone by Refueling Fighter Jet, Cargo Plane
Air Dominance and the Critical Role of Fifth Generation Fighters
Une nation est une âme
The Challenges of Ungoverned Spaces
Carter Salutes Iraqi Forces, Announces 560 U.S. Troops to Deploy to Iraq
Obama: U.S. Commitment to European Security is Unwavering in Pivotal Time for NATO
International Court to Decide Sovereignty Issue in South China Sea
La SPA 75 est centenaire !
U.S. to Deploy THAAD Missile Battery to South Korea
Maintien en condition des matériels : reprendre l’initiative
La veste « léopard », premier uniforme militaire de camouflage
Océan Indien 2016 : Opérations & Coopération
Truman Transits Strait of Gibraltar
Navy Unveils National Museum of the American Sailor
New Navy, Old Tar
Marcel Dassault parrain de la nouvelle promotion d’officiers de l’École de l’Air
RIMPAC 2016 : Ravitaillement à la mer pour le Prairial avant l’arrivée à Hawaii
Bataille de la Somme, l’oubliée
U.S., Iceland Sign Security Cooperation Agreement
Cléopatra : la frégate Jean Bart entre dans l’histoire du BPC Gamal Abdel Nasser
Surveiller l’espace maritime français aussi par satellite
America's Navy-Marine Corps Team Fuse for RIMPAC 2016
Stratégie France : Plaidoyer pour une véritable coopération franco-allemande
La lumière du Droit rayonne au bout du chemin





Directeur de la publication : Joël-François Dumont
Comité de rédaction : Jacques de Lestapis, Hugues Dumont, François de Vries (Bruxelles), Hans-Ulrich Helfer (Suisse), Michael Hellerforth (Allemagne).
Comité militaire : VAE Guy Labouérie (†), GAA François Mermet (2S), CF Patrice Théry (Asie).

Contact