Articles from ARMY Magazine, Headline News, and AUSA News on Cyber Security and the role of Army Cyber in the Multi-Domain Battlefield.

Nakasone: Virtual Meetings Keeping Army Connected

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Nakasone: Virtual Meetings Keeping Army Connected

The virtual meeting, once reserved for general officers and senior defense officials, has become a “tremendously powerful” platform that has helped the Army continue its mission during the COVID-19 emergency by connecting soldiers for meetings and even training, a senior Army officer said.

Cyber Scammers Pose Danger During Pandemic

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Cyber Scammers Pose Danger During Pandemic

The dangers of the COVID-19 virus go beyond the physical, according to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, which issued a warning about cybercriminals trying to capitalize on peoples’ vulnerabilities during the global pandemic.

“Be suspicious,” soldiers were reminded in a Cybercrime Prevention Flyer issued March 19. The flyer strongly encourages soldiers to take extra steps in verifying unknown people or organizations who ask for personal information or seek to obtain money for goods or services.

National Guard Prepared for Cyberattacks

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National Guard Prepared for Cyberattacks

The chief of the National Guard Bureau said the Guard is prepared to respond to cyberattacks that are now “daily battlegrounds” in the homeland, citing attacks on school districts and government agencies in Texas earlier this year.

“Our adversaries and nonstate actors use cyber activity to target personnel, commercial and government infrastructure, and the effects can be devastating,” Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel said during a Nov. 5 media roundtable at the Pentagon.

Army Continues Building Cyber-Ready Force

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Army Continues Building Cyber-Ready Force

As U.S. Cyber Command and its subordinate Army headquarters approach their 10th anniversary next year, the military’s cyber warfighters must remain resilient and ready, one of the military’s top generals said.

“We’re on a journey, and we’ve been on a journey for the past decade,” said Gen. Paul Nakasone, who is the commander of U.S. Cyber Command, director of the National Security Agency and chief of the Central Security Service.

Invisible Cyber Enemy is Challenge for Commanders

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Invisible Cyber Enemy is Challenge for Commanders

As it conducts daily operations that are “short of war,” the U.S. Army Cyber Command is tackling the challenge of improving commanders’ understanding of an invisible enemy that is active in all domains.

GAO: Army Cyber Warfare Units Understaffed

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GAO: Army Cyber Warfare Units Understaffed

In the race to create new cyber and electronic warfare units for multidomain operations, the Army has not fully assessed the risk involved with creating some of those units at an accelerated pace, according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office.

Army Works to Attract, Retain Top Cyber Talent

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Army Works to Attract, Retain Top Cyber Talent

The U.S. Army Cyber Command’s talent acquisition expert is raising awareness about the role of culture and meaningful work as the organization tries to attract and retain in-demand talent.

Guard, Reserve Keep Building Cyber Readiness, Talent

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Guard, Reserve Keep Building Cyber Readiness, Talent

As cyber threats from around the world continue to emerge and evolve, the Army Reserve is stepping up to the challenge through training and organization, the Reserve’s top officer said.

“For the past two years, America's Army Reserve has been on a path to see digital key terrain,” Lt. Gen. Charles Luckey, the chief of the Army Reserve and commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, told the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee during a recent hearing.

Impaired Cyber, Information Systems Likely in Future Battles

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Impaired Cyber, Information Systems Likely in Future Battles

A report from the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments cautions the U.S. military should accept and plan for the possibility it could have severely reduced cyber and information capabilities in future wars.