Pentagon Creating Teams to Launch Cyberattacks

March 13th, 2013

Via: Washington Post:

The Pentagon’s Cyber Command will create 40 offensive cyber-teams by the fall of 2015 to help defend the nation against major computer attacks and assist combat commands as they plan offensive capabilities, Gen. Keith Alexander testified to Congress on Tuesday.

The new teams are part of a broader government effort to shield the nation from destructive attacks over the Internet that could harm Wall Street or knock out electric power, for instance.

Some teams are already in place, he said, to focus on “the most serious threats,” which he did not identify.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.