Need to Know Memo: Cybersecurity
As the Pentagon boosts cyber spending and staffing, it faces a series of hurdles.
On Thursday, the Pentagon announced that President Barack Obama will nominate Navy Vice Adm. Michael Rogers as head of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency. Rogers, who currently serves as commander of U.S. Cyber Fleet Command, was long rumored to be the president’s choice to replace Army Gen. Keith Alexander.
Also this week, for the second year in a row, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Congress that cyberattacks were the top threat to United States national security. For the military, the challenge remains: staff up, train up and get ahead of the curve of the ever-growing cybersecurity threat.
In a downloadable report, Defense One looks at how the Defense Department is addressing these challenges.