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Experts: Investments in Cyber Systems, Workforce Vital in Addressing Threats

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Experts: Investments in Cyber Systems, Workforce Vital in Addressing Threats

Experts have agreed that adopting innovative technologies, enhancing existing cyber systems and investing in growing the cyber workforce are vital steps in preparing to address threats from adversaries.

At the Space Systems Command’s third annual Cyber Expo, Col. Craig Frank, director of SSC’s Chief Information Office, said partnerships between the public and private sectors will play a significant role in developing the next generation of cybersecurity professionals and storing data in the cloud.

Frank’s statement comes after several foreign government-backed cyberattacks targeted the United States and its allies; among them are Russia-sponsored cyberattacks in Ukraine, Australia and Sweden, the U.S. Space Force said.

Besides Russia-affiliated attacks, China also poses a threat to U.S. national security. In February, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a memorandum alerting critical infrastructure owners to the threat brought about by the China-backed Volt Typhoon cyber hacker group.

CISA has been pushing for greater partnerships since 2021, asking private sector organizations to help the agency improve the country’s cyber posture. In its 2024 Priorities list, its Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative disclosed three main objectives: defending the nation from persistent threats, improving the cybersecurity baseline and anticipating risks associated with emerging technologies.

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