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.

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.

Cyber Vulnerability Presents Serious Security Risks

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Cyber Vulnerability Presents Serious Security Risks

The cyber battlefield is already “very active,” with many nations and nonstate groups displaying offensive and defensive cyber capabilities, a senior Army intelligence officer said.

Speaking at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado, Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley Jr., the Defense Intelligence Agency director, said he’s concerned that in a world filled with systems that are connected by the internet, the level of oncoming reconnaissance “creates a degree of vulnerability.”

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.

Integration of Specialties Critical for Cyber Teams

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Integration of Specialties Critical for Cyber Teams

The new buzzword when it comes to cyber electromagnetic activities teams is integration.

These so-called CEMA teams bring a “combined arms effect inside cyberspace” by integrating personnel who specialize in cyber, military intelligence, electronic warfare, signals intelligence and space into teams that operate with brigades at training centers and home stations, said Maj. Gen. John B. Morrison Jr., commander of the Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, Ga., during a Cyber Hot Topic symposium at the Association of the U.S. Army.