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U.S. Cyber Command Boss Speaks at AUSA Webinar

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AUSA/Luc Dunn
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command, will be the featured speaker July 20 as part of the Association of the U.S. Army’s Thought Leaders webinar series.

Nakasone, who has led Cyber Command since May 2018, also is director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service. He will participate in a fireside chat with John Hamre, president and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

The event begins at 10 a.m. Eastern. The event is free, but registration is required. For more, click here.

The 10-year-old Cyber Command has seen its mission evolve over the last decade, and its work continues to grow as the U.S. grapples with growing operations in cyberspace.

“The initial vision for Cyber Command focused heavily on the defense of the military's networks,” as the dominant threat at the time was “cyber-enabled espionage,” Nakasone said earlier this year. 

Over the years, “what was clear was that we had only just begun to understand how cyberspace would become a pivotal forum for great-power competition,” he said. 

Today, Cyber Command works to address multiple threats, including fighting ISIS in cyberspace, supporting troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and defending U.S. elections.