Cyber Command to combat growing cyber threats

Gen. Keith Alexander announces hardened IT architecture plan

Commander of U.S. Cyber Command Gen. Keith Alexander highlighted his latest initiatives which he said will better answer this generation’s battle cry against cyber threats, writes Elizabeth Montalbano of InformationWeek.

Testifying at the House Arms Services Committee, Alexander pointed out his five priorities:

  • Treating cyberspace as a domain within DOD.
  • Employing active cyber defenses and other new defense approaches.
  • Teaming with other federal agencies and the private sector on a national cybersecurity strategy.
  • Strengthening relationships with international partners.
  • Recruiting a cybersecurity workforce.

He also outlined steps to develop a “defensible IT architecture” that incorporates cloud computing and thin-client networks to move data to remote, secure computing sites off desktop computers.

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