Repelling cyber attacks gets dicey when the aggressor is a state actor instead of a common cyber criminal

Cyber security concerns ripple through military, but is important for each service as they acquire new technology to outmatch peer-adversaries.

Military Cyber Security18 July 2019

WASHINGTON – Cyber security remains an issue for Army acquisition, and the solution may mean investing in resources to take some defense contractors completely “off the net," according to the principal military deputy to the Army acquisition chief. Army Times reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

18 July 2019 -- The Army is well poised to stop cyber attacks by independent criminals, but when an attack is sponsored by a nation such as China, the odds of repelling it get dicey.

“From a novice, we got you covered. From an intermediate, we probably have you covered,” Lt. Gen. Paul Ostrowski said at an Association of the U.S. Army event Tuesday. "But if you’re a state actor, your ability to tap into stuff is probably pretty extensive.”

The concern about cyber security has rippled throughout the military, but is especially important for each service as they acquire new technology to outmatch peer-adversaries.

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