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Cybersecurity, Cyberspace and the DoD


New Media Vlog: Social Media Sites In this edition, MC2 William Selby talks about the basic safety steps servicemembers can take while using social media sites

Stop. Think. Connect. - DoD Roundtable with the Center for Cyberspace Research October is National CyberSecurity Awareness Month as declared by the President and those three words are the theme for cyber awareness throughout the nation. With the focus on cyber security the subject drew me to this DoD Roundtable with the warriors at the Center for Cyberspace Research. The US military has recognized the need for a Cyber Command and for education and research! ...

United States Cyber Command: "America's growing dependence on information technology has given rise to the need for greater protection of digital networks and infrastructures. To highlight the need for increased cybersecurity, and the work of the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, and private companies, nonprofits and academia, President Barack Obama proclaimed October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month."
DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable: Air Force Institute of Technology Cyberspace Graduates We have scheduled a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable with Brig. Gen. Walter Givhan, commandant, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), for Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. He will be joined by Dr. Richard Raines, director, AFIT Center for Cyberspace Research and Col. Harold Arata, deputy director, AFIT Center for Cyberspace Research.

Official Details DOD Cybersecurity Environment Oct. 20, 2010 – Cyberspace is a new world and a new domain for combat. The Defense Department is working to understand the threats and opportunities that this new domain poses. Robert J. Butler, deputy assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, is one of the officials charged with developing defense capabilities in this crucial domain. And there has been progress. ...

Lynn: Cyberspace is the New Domain of Warfare Oct. 18, 2010 – With the creation of the U.S. Cyber Command in May and last week’s cybersecurity agreement between the departments of Defense and Homeland Security, DOD is ready to add cyberspace to sea, land, air and space as the latest domain of warfare, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said.  “Information technology provides us with critical advantages in all of our warfighting domains so we need to protect cyberspace to enable those advantages,” Lynn said...

DOD, DHS Join Forces to Promote Cybersecurity Oct. 13, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced today that their departments will work together to better protect against threats to military and civilian computer networks and systems.  The departments’ new memorandum of agreement on cybersecurity was created, the senior officials said, to coordinate and improve efforts to secure the nation’s critical cyber-based infrastructure. ...

Lynn: Cyberwarfare Extends Scope of Conflict  Oct. 1, 2010 – Information technology, and the world’s reliance on it, has redefined the front lines of national security, Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III said at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City yesterday.  “Any major future conflict will almost certainly include elements of cyberwarfare,” he said. “And the threat posed by cyberwarfare extends far beyond military operations – it extends to the very heart of our economy.” ...

Obama Proclaims Cybersecurity Awareness Month Oct. 1, 2010 – Americans everywhere prosper because of the nation’s digital infrastructure, and therefore all citizens must defend it, President Barack Obama told the nation today.  October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and in a proclamation released today, Obama said all Americans must understand they have a responsibility to secure cyber networks. “America relies on our digital infrastructure daily, and protecting this strategic asset is a national security priority,” Obama wrote. ...


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