Timeline: Cybersecurity Milestones, 2006-2012

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 12:28pm EDT

In 2006, when the Defense Department's Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations gave military services and DoD agencies six months to implement smart card readers for all computer systems and networks, it started the federal government down the path to its present cybersecurity policy.

The timeline below highlights significant cybersecurity events and milestones from 2006-2012.

This article is part of Federal News Radio's special report, Cybersecurity Rising.

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