The Pentagon Is Using Ad Blockers to Counter Malvertising

The Department of Defense has deployed ad-blocking methods according to a letter sent to Congress


The Pentagon has implemented several methods to block digital ads in response to Sen. Ron Wyden’s (D-OR) inquiry earlier this summer about the threat posed by foreign spies and criminals who misuse online advertising via malicious ads.

“The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has deployed various technologies to protect against online-advertising related malware and data collection threats,” wrote Kelly Fletcher, the Chief Information Officer at the Department of Defense, in a letter to Congress.

“Web content filter and Sharkseer tools block bad traffic that traverses our internet access points and Cloud-Based Internet Isolation (CBII) also isolates all traffic, including ads,” reads the letter.

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