Pentagon to unveil cybersecurity strategy

By Published: July 14, 2011

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III will present elements of a new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy in a speech Thursday, a move declaring cyberspace a domain of warfare equal to land, sea and air in importance.

In a broad new cybersecurity strategy being released Thursday, the Defense Department lays out its vulnerabilities to attack from both outside and within its own workforce, according to The Associated Press.

The U.S. strategy will try to walk a line between "militarization" of the web and not doing enough to protect sensitive military and government websites and services.



Capt. Jason Simmons and Staff Sgt. Clinton Tips update anti-virus software for Air Force units to assist in the prevention of cyberspace hackers in this 2007 photo at Barksdale Air Force Base, La.


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