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Army Deputy Chief: Active Approach is a Must in Tackling Cybersecurity


Army Deputy Chief: Active Approach is a Must in Tackling Cybersecurity

The U.S. Army is focusing its attention on cybersecurity as it modernizes its information technology network.

Lt. Gen. John Morrison, deputy chief of staff, G6, said in an interview that the military branch should move away from the compliance-based way of tackling cybersecurity and move toward an active approach.

The service has been maturing its IT infrastructure in recent years, consolidating its units to create the so-called unified network accessible anywhere in the world, DefenseScoop reported.

Combining functions of cybersecurity and cybersecurity operations is among those prioritized by the Army. Leonel Garciga, the Army chief information officer, said that the service branch is lessening the focus on administrative tasks and channeling its efforts to technical risks. He added that with the changes happening across the Army, there is also a change in the needed skillset.

The service’s cybersecurity modernization initiative has been rolling for a few months. In August, the Army Cyber Command was tapped to take over security burdens from tactical formations, part of the initiative to merge the Army’s enterprise and tactical systems into a single network. The effort is seen as a step toward a more seamless modernization process.

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Category: Cybersecurity

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