Cybersecurity Will Become “Fourth Critical Measurement” for Industry

Sep 19, 2018

The Pentagon is preparing to press the defense industry to increase its cybersecurity, with Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan saying it will become a key measurement for how industry is judged by the department: “This is a public service announcement for those of you from industry, especially for those of you that are in the, I'll call it, higher tiers,” he said. “Cybersecurity is, you know, probably going to be what we call the ‘fourth critical measurement.’ We’ve got quality, cost, schedule, but security is one of those measures that we need to hold people accountable for.”