Russia shown source code for US cybersecurity software

The computer company Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) allowed a Russian defence agency to examine the source code for a cybersecurity package used by the Pentagon to guard its computer networks, according to a report by Reuters.

“The HPE system, called ArcSight, serves as a cybersecurity nerve centre for much of the military, alerting analysts when it detects that computer systems may have come under attack,” the news agency says.

The review of ArcSight was performed by a company called Echelon for ’s Federal Service for Technical and Export Control, to facilitate the sale of HPE software in the country.

 

“The HPE system, called ArcSight, serves as a cybersecurity nerve centre for much of the US military, alerting analysts when it detects that computer systems may have come under attack,” the news agency says.

 

The computer company Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) allowed a Russian defence agency to examine the source code for a cybersecurity package used by the Pentagon to guard its computer networks, according to a report by Reuters.

 

 

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