Monday, July 18, 2011

Department of Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace

"Cybersecurity threats represent one of the most serious national security, public safety, and economic challenges we face as a nation"

The Department of Defense released today the DoD Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace (DSOC). It is the first DoD unified strategy for cyberspace and officially encapsulates a new way forward for DoD’s military, intelligence and business operations.

The five primary pillars of the strategy are:
  1. DoD is treating cyberspace as an operational domain, like land, air, sea, and space.
  2. DoD introducing new active cyber defenses. Active defenses use sensors, software and signatures to detect and stop malicious code;
  3. Working with Department of Homeland Security and the private sector to protect critical infrastructure;
  4. DoD building collective cyber defenses with our allies and international partners;
  5. Enhance network security. A more secure and resilient internet is in everyone´s interest.
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