Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive

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  1. hawki

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    "WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has quietly empowered the United States Cyber Command to take a far more aggressive approach to defending the nation against cyberattacks, a shift in strategy that could increase the risk of conflict with the foreign states that sponsor malicious hacking groups.

    Until now, the Cyber Command has assumed a largely defensive posture, trying to counter attackers as they enter American networks...

    But in the spring, as the Pentagon elevated the command’s status, it opened the door to nearly daily raids on foreign networks, seeking to disable cyberweapons before they can be unleashed, according to strategy documents and military and intelligence officials...

    The new strategy envisions constant, disruptive “short of war” activities in foreign computer networks..."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/17/...column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
     
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    Security Pros Agree Military Should Conduct Offensive Hacking
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    I prefer lose electricity because of a cyber-warfare than get fried by a nuke.
     
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