DOD welcomes partnerships to fight cyber threats

The cyberspace interconnected world and filled with hackers aiming at attacking any bank or government agencies online.  The hackers’ intention varies on what sites they often attack.  To counteract the problem with hacking, partnerships with industry, allies, and other government agencies formed.

Bill Lynn, deputy secretary of Department of Defense (DOD) say to ensure cyberspace peaceful use requires a lot of efforts on many fronts. Each one of the military forces, other government agencies, the private sector, and even the normal citizens of cyberspace must all do their part to fight hacking.

On Thursday, Lynn particularized two attacks that go undocumented.  One of those attacks was back on March where the DOD has believed a foreign intelligence service is behind the attack; about 24,000 files on a sensitive weapons system got taken away from a defense contractor’s network.  Because of the attack, the DOD now considers a redesign of their old system. In another attack, web servers of National Defense University   been taken over by a stranger.

In the response of the recent attacks, the DOD now working along with private sectors to identify and stop any attack on the network.  The partnership started back on 2007.

Although, the new channel, just new and running for a short time, they have shown that they could improve the defense of the companies.  The DOD is going to end the pilot later this year.  To determine whether and how to share the program with other defense contractors and possibly other critical infrastructure sectors.

Lynn believes the essentiality of working with various other nonmilitary networks so that it is possible to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure.

The military’s cyber intelligence hopes that the collaboration between the private sectors and DOD continues.  Success needed as an added pilot program business models, and policy frameworks to foster collaboration between the government and private sectors.  However, once it has started the new team enough to stop hackers from infiltrating websites.

Lyn noted that Global partners also has a role in the whole situation, as the United States now increases the  cooperation with key allies that include Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, and allies in NATO. Collective and organized cyber defenses are going to expand the awareness of malicious activity and speed one’s ability to defend against ongoing attacks. Lynn added that the United States is willing to move forward the United States would pursue international norms in cyberspace through vehicles like treaties.