Army Eyes Improved Cybersecurity Posture With Network Screening Tool; Col. Ward Roberts Comments

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cyberThe U.S. Army has deployed a new tool that works to help users screen the service branch’s network infrastructure for vulnerabilities and implement patches to protect the networks from potential cyber attacks, GCN reported Thursday.

Mark Pomerleau writes the Assured Compliance Assessment Solution Reporting Toolkit is designed to transmit cyber threat data to the Defense Department’s Cybersecurity Scorecard system.

“As the Army continues to add more capability to the network to ensure soldiers at every echelon remain connected and engaged, we must give them the tools to stay on top of these capabilities, especially from a cyber perspective.” said Col. Ward Roberts, product manager for WIN-T Increment 3,” said Col. Ward Roberts, product manager for WIN-T Increment 3.

ART also works to perform system identification and desktop reporting functions to detect and evaluate software vulnerabilities.

The service branch plans to field the ART platform at its service units in the Pacific and Europe over the coming months, according to the report.

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