- January 23, 2023
Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Oracle and other Pentagon cloud service providers face zero-trust test
Hackers backed by the U.S. Department of Defense will attack networks run by top cloud providers Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Oracle to better understand zero-trust cybersecurity in commercial cloud environments.
“We’re going to have the NSA red team, and perhaps even service red teams, attack,” Zero Trust Portfolio Management Office Director Randy Resnick said at a Jan. 19 event hosted by Billington Cybersecurity. “That would be a realistic adversary attack, a controlled attack, and we would determine whether or not the red teams could get and exploit data.”
The Defense Department in December selected the companies for its $9 billion Joint Warfighting Cloud Capability.