U.S. Cyber Command is now up and running, and General Keith Alexander says much needs to be done to secure DoD networks. Alexander outlined five priorities for Cyber Command, which would bolster cybersecurity within the Pentagon and across the government. Cyber Command will treat cyberspace as a domain within DoD and employ active cyber defenses. Information Week reports, 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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