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The Joint Staff is reviewing the doctrine, which should define when the military can go on the cyber offensive. Once it is approved, Cyber Command will put out guidance and tailor its training accordingly.
Services react with relief and expectation for what new organization can do for the military. Alexander says securing DoD networks is foremost focus.
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The General receives his fourth star in addition to the new command. He says the goal of the Cyber Command is to defend DoD networks.
Sen. Feinstein calls for an international treaty on cyberspace to create mutual assurances of protection. Experts say the difficulty is determining the threshold of what constitutes an attack worthy of war. Delayed DoD cyber command would play key role in coming up with strategy for offensive and defensive cyber actions.
Cyberattack takes down Saudi-CIA website, Cybercommander Alexander confirmation update
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), who led a Senate Intelligence Committee review of cybersecurity policy last year, said he is hopeful that Congress will be able to pass an overhaul of cyber laws this year. Whitehouse has been critical of the pace at which the Obama Administration has moved to propose such changes to lawmakers.
The head of U.S. Cyber Command says cloud computing is part of his plan for staying ahead of the cyber threats that face the Defense Department. “A year from now we should be well on our way to having a hardened architecture proven and in place, which provides a new level of cybersecurity,” said General [...]
Gen. Keith Alexander has outlined a series of next steps to be pursued by the six-month-old U.S. Cyber Command.
The idea is to treat cyberspace as a domain within DoD and employ active cyber defenses and other new defense approaches.
The U.S. military does not have the trained personnel or the legal authorities it needs to respond to a computer-based attack on America or its allies, and a crisis would quickly strain the force, the Pentagon's cyber commander said Wednesday.