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    US Finalizes Cybersecurity Standards for Protection of Sea Services Systems

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    Authorities in the United States have finalized a list of eight cybersecurity standards designed to protect the US sea services' systems and boost their ability to operate in a contested cyber environment, the US Navy said in a press release.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Information Technology/Information Assurance Technical Authority Board (IT/IA TAB) developed the eight standards, the first set in a series of more than two dozen regulations that will be announced in the future.

    "The standards are a key element of the Navy's strategy for cyber, including the Cybersafe initiative, which protects the Navy's ability to operate in cyberspace by focusing on mission assurance of critical warfighting components," the press release stated on Wednesday.

    US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Commander Rear Adm. David Lewis said the United States released the standards to improve designs of cyber systems.

    "Our intent in publishing these standards is for them to be included in design requirements, development and production contracts, and any other technical or engineering artifacts that touch on or influence cybersecurity designs for our various computer-based systems," Lewis said.

    The announced standards include network firewall and intrusion detection systems, as well as vulnerability scanning, according to the press release.

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