General Keith Alexander, head of the Defense Department’s Cyber Command, says the military does not have the trained personnel or the legal authority it needs to respond to a computer-based attack on America – or its allies.
And now he is outlining a series of next steps for the Cyber Command. He is pursuing what he calls a defensible architecture.
Basically the idea is to treat cyberspace as a domain within DoD and employ active cyber defenses and other new defense approaches.
Information Week reports General Alexander hopes the new architecture will create a wider availability of applications and data combined with tighter control over accesses and vulnerabilities
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