Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pentagon girds for cyber warfare

~~ These Cyber - Defense  issues are  daily news  in the "papers" now.    
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Pentagon girds for cyber warfare

Attacks from well-funded nations, terror groups are biggest threats

By Lolita C. Baldor
updated 8:38 p.m. ET, Thurs., May 7, 2009

WASHINGTON - Cyber espionage and attacks from well-funded nations or terror groups are the biggest threats to the military's computer networks, a top officer said Thursday.

Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton, who heads U.S. Strategic Command, said he worries that foes will learn to disable or distort battlefield communications. Chilton told reporters that even as the Pentagon improves its network defenses against hackers, he needs more people, training and resources to hone offensive cyber war capacity.