A Pentagon official said some of the files of the Department of Defense 24 000 “lost” in March in a cyber attack on a military contractor. Infringement may be more damage in the U.S. Army seen.
In a speech on Thursday cyber strategy of the Pentagon, Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn III did not reveal what kind of files were stolen or who took them.
The department has a vast system of networks – more than 15,000 networks and computing devices 7 million worldwide – for its military, intelligence and business operations.
“The department and the nation have vulnerabilities in cyberspace,” a report of Defense. “Our confidence in cyberspace is in stark contrast to the inadequacy of our cyber security. – The safety of the technologies we use every day”
Foreign nations, foreign intelligence organizations and non-state actors are working to exploit and disrupt the Department of unclassified and classified networks of Defense, the report said.
“National security is being redefined through cyberspace,” the report said.
Lynn stated the Department of Defense five strategies to operate in cyberspace:
- Treating cyberspace as an operational level to organize, train and equip so that DoD can leverage the potential of cyberspace.
- Using new concepts of defensive operation to protect DoD networks and systems.
- Partner with other government departments in the U.S. and agencies and the private sector, for a whole-of-government cyber security strategy.
- Build strong relationships with U.S. allies and its international partners to strengthen the collective cyber security.
- Leveraging the nation through an exceptional talent and work force cyber rapid technological innovation.
Source :[Washington Post]