Military's cyber defense ability graded
No straight As here
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Mar 17, 2011
The U.S. military’s ability to safeguard its networks, such as the electric grid, the military assets, the financial sector and telecommunications, gets only average marks from the commander of the U.S. Cyber Command.
Testifying before the House Armed Services subcommittee on March 16, Gen. Keith Alexander said he would give the military a grade of “C” adding, “…I think it’s going to take us some time to get an A,” reports Kate Brannen of DefenseNews.
A grade of “A,” would mean the nation’s networks are totally impenetrable from cyberattacks, said Alexander, who became head of Cyber Command in May.