US To Create Independent Military Cyber Command

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Trump administration is pushing ahead with Obama-era plans to create an independent military Cyber Command in hopes of intensifying America’s ability to wage cyberwar against the Islamic State group and other foes.

Currently the cyber command, which was created in 2009, is essentially part of the National Security Agency. But the current plan would break it off into an independent command.

The belief is that the command will be able to more aggressively pursue cyberwar once freed from the NSA’s primary mission of information gathering.

The move reflects the escalating threat of cyberattacks and intrusions from other nation states, terrorist groups and hackers, and comes as the U.S. faces ever-widening fears about Russian hacking following Moscow’s efforts to meddle in the 2016 American election.

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


from Tumblr http://ift.tt/2tiN0gk

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s