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Skepticism Greets Increase in Cyber Command at the Pentagon

Posted by Ryan Corey on Feb 6, 2013 2:45:41 AM

On January 27, the Washington Post reported that the Department of Defense plans to expand its “Cyber Command,” a force dedicated to defending U.S. computer systems, by a factor of five, from 900 to 4,900 members. Although a formal announcement had not been made, Pentagon sources indicated that an increase in numbers was not the only change on the agenda. The Cyber Command would also undergo a shift in focus, with the new structure adding acknowledged offensive capabilities to a command that had previously been characterized as exclusively defensive.

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Topics: advanced security, Pentagon, security training, Cisco, cybersecurity