Joint Chiefs: Cyber will change the way we fight

Friday - 5/28/2010, 5:38pm EDT

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  • The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the United States does not enjoy an unmatched advantaged in cyberspace. Admiral Mike Mullen says cyberspace will change the way the military fights over the next 20 years. He spoke Wednesday at the Air force Academy graduation in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mullen encourages the graduates to lead in all parts of their mission, and most importantly in the cyber world. He says the graduates should embrace the challenges of cyberspace, and develop their expertise.

  • We've all been lazy about creating passwords because, well, we just have so many to remember. This puts consumers -- and employees -- at risk. Well, now there's software that mitigates that problem. John Breeden is the lab director for the Government Computer News Lab and recently tested 4 products designed to make passwords more manageable. Do they work? Read more here.

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