Hackers exploit new Java zero-day bug, Cyberwar Nominee Sees Gaps in Law
Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander tells lawmakers that the organization ”will not militarize cyberspace.” He also details how the Cyber Command will help DHS protect .gov and .com networks. Senate Armed Services Members say Alexander is well-qualified to lead the command.
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Nominee says a cyber war in and of itself would not exist, but more likely would be a part of a larger military campaign.
New Cyber Command will better integrate existing and new computer network defense capabilities. DoD right now is spread too thin to protect its 15,000 networks and 7 million computing devices. The military too often is playing catch up to cyber attacks.
Gen. Keith Alexander calls for the Cyber Command to have real time understanding of what’s going on in their computer networks. He also calls for a common operational picture as a part of improving situational awareness. Alexander also says DoD is putting a lot of effort and focus on ensuring privacy and civil liberties laws and regulations are followed.
Two cyber leaders concur on importance of moving past forensics to risk mitigation.
The Defense Department’s cyber command will become fully operational on October 1. Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller joined DorobekINSIDER with details about how General Alexander believes DoD can overcome the lack of qualified cyber employees.
The Defense Department and its services plan to hire a total of 1,000 cyber professionals each year over the next three years, Gen. Keith Alexander tells a House committee. Alexander said getting the right people in place to move the DoD Cyber Command into an operational stage is among his highest priorities. DoD and the services must look at how best to retain these professionals once they work for the military.
Administration’s working group also is looking at policies and regulations that need to be updated. DoD calls on Congressional support when the White House submits its package of legislative changes. Meanwhile, DHS has released a draft of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan.