Why Defense contractors still have a cyber target on their backs

The Defense Department is still figuring out how to raise the cybersecurity waterline among its vendor community as part of its Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program. And some new research, based on privately-collected cyber risk intelligence, shows the problem’s as urgent as ever. According to a new report from Black Kite, almost three quarters of Defense contractors have had network credentials leaked in just the past 90 days. That’s a huge jump from the last time the firm measured that statistic. Jeffrey Wheatman is a senior vice president at Black Kite, and he joined the Federal Drive to talk more about the findings.