Friday, November 5, 2010

U.S Cyber Command Officially Comes Online - - One Step Ahead to Fight Against Cybercrime

After dominating the air, land and sea in the last fifty or so years, the United States of America is now all set to thwart any cyber attacks and defend itself from cyber terrorism or cyber warfare, the U.S Cyber Command has now officially come online with full operational capability. The U.S Cyber Command, which will be under the direct supervision of the Department of Defense is composed of military personnel from various branches of the service along with a plethora of civilian operatives, who together will keep the cyberspace safe and clean.

As the 21st century progresses, the cyber world has now become an integral part of our daily lives, especially in the U.S, where nearly all of the country’s infrastructure from commerce to defense is connected through widespread and complex computer networks. The U.S Cyber Command will also be responsible for the establishment of a Joint Operations Center, as well as recruiting essential personnel from the the Joint Task Force for Global Network Operations and the Joint Functional Component Command for Network Warfare. The Cyber Command will be working closely with the National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and will coordination activities of cyber agencies of various branches of U.S military including the 24th Air Force, the US Navy, Army and Marine Corps.

According to General Keith Alexander (Director, Cyber Command & NSA),
“I am confident in the great service members and civilians we have here at US Cyber Command. Cyberspace is essential to our way of life and US Cyber Command synchronizes our efforts in the defense of DoD networks. We also work closely with our interagency partners to assist them in accomplishing their critical missions.”

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