Army unruffled by smart-phone cyber vulnerability

Equipping every soldier with a smart phone doesn't necessarily pose a major cyber risk for the Army, said Brig. Gen. Harold Greene, the Army's program executive officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors, reports DOD Buzz.

At the same time, the service hasn't really studied the problem to the extent that it has a good metric to measure what constitutes cyber hardening of smart phones, Greene said at the Association of the U.S. Army's Winter Symposium.

Just because the Army is proceeding with an open architecture approach to smart phones does not mean it is more likely to get hit by cyberattacks through that particular technology, he said.

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