Pentagon unveils its cyberspace strategy

The Pentagon has released its cyberspace strategy, which recognizes cyberspace as “an operational domain to organize, train, and equip.”

“It is the first DoD (Department of Defense) unified strategy for cyberspace and officially encapsulates a new way forward for DoD’s military, intelligence and business operations,” the Pentagon said in a statement.

“This allows DoD to organize, train, and equip for cyberspace as we do in air, land, maritime, and space to support national security interests,”

The document characterizes active defense as the Pentagon’s “synchronized, real-time capability to discover, detect, analyze, and mitigate threats and vulnerabilities.”

The Pentagon will be introducing new security mechanisms on its networks, including sensors, software, and signatures to detect and guard against malicious code.

This document will resonate worldwide, as privacy advocates grapple with the DOD’s militarization of cyberspace and dominance in what is considered a new battle zone.

Check it out. The link to the document is here: http://www.defense.gov/news/d20110714cyber.pdf

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