- Cyber-defenses protecting Trident nuclear weapons are to be updated amid concerns military computers and networks may be vulnerable to North Korean and Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) hackers.
British defense giant BAE Systems will carry out the update on behalf of the US Navy, which maintains Trident, Bloomberg reports.
“Now that cyber has become even more important in our national security, there will be even more requirements. In our modern era, cyber security threats are a legitimate concern,” a US Navy nuclear deterrent program spokesman, John Daniels, told Bloomberg.
- Last November, former UK Defense Secretary Lord Browne warned hackers could render Britain’s nuclear deterrent obsolete.