The final day of the TechNet Land Forces East conference in Baltimore yielded signs that the task of protecting the military's and the nation's digital infrastructure is still very much a work in progress. But peering through the crystal ball, one sees signs that both the defense establishment and private industry are making decisive steps toward the goal of safeguarding the Internet from attack.
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In welcoming attendees to TechNet Land Forces East today, Sen. Barbara Mikulski emphasized that the military and civilian agencies represented at TechNet Land Forces must continue their work to build up the “thin cybersecurity shield,” and that citizens and leaders alike must disabuse themselves of the notion that cyberattacks “are something that will happen in the future.” On the contrary, they are happening with more frequency.
Wednesday panel discussions and presentations at the TechNet Land Forces East conference in Baltimore delved into the nuts and bolts of cybersecurity and how they fit with the men and women of the military who are called upon to protect computer networks from those with malicious intent.