back to article Want a job in security? Lock down US military's supermarkets

The US Department of Defense is looking to form a security team to protect military commissaries from hackers. NextGov has spotted a posting from the Federal Business Opportunities site for an "incident response service" at military commissary shops. According to the job post [Word Doc], the response service contractors will …

  1. jake Silver badge

    So essentially ...

    ... the contract isn't to actually fix the B0rken security, rather it's to shut the barn door after the horses have bolted? In quintuplicate, on paper, to be filed away and never to be seen again, no doubt.

    I had a contract with the .gov once. Once. Never again.

  2. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

    Clean up un aisle 5!

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      actually clean up in isle

  3. Anonymous Coward

    According to the job post [Word Doc]

    Disable word macros at the gateway

    1. Halfmad Silver badge

      Re: According to the job post [Word Doc]

      You just know it'll be worse than that, they'll be running Windows ME and never have approved any updates on WSUS..

  4. hplasm Silver badge

    Looking at the past few months POS scams-

    It might be better to secure all US supermarkets from hacking...

  5. Kev99

    They don't have to hire anyone. Just get their operations the hell off the internet and go to dedicated lines. Put a DMZ between the two. Done.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Easier said than done.

      Put in dedicated lines between where?

      Between every commissary and the DeCA head office? That is a good idea but very costly (and challenging with some commissary locations). However it leaves the DeCA head office wide open for attacks which is where this IRT appears to be based.....

      It also creates issues around how card payments are processed, how inventory is managed, how suppliers are engaged etc. All of this opens up avenues for an entertaining and enterprising attacker. Not least of which is that it still leaves a good few risks an IRT would need to handle (malicious insider for example).

  6. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge


    Shouldn't this be an integral part of all IT systems? What would a team do? Tell people who can't maintain security to do things that they won't understand?

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Reportedly relates to dangerous goods being shipped in to camp.

    There is a rouge terrorist group booby trapping gourds.

    The group is called al-cucumber and cats have been trying to alert us to the danger for some time.

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