US Navy Launches Cyberwarfare Platform




/ 5 years ago

navy

The US Navy will soon be operating a cyberwarfare unit, targeting enemies of the United States with online attacks when directed to by the White House. Though US intelligence services have already engaged in limited cyberwarfare, such as the attacks on North Korea following the Sony hack, but this is the first time that the role is to be adopted by a military force.

A high-ranking Navy commander – presumably named Admiral Stating The Bloody Obvious – hinted at the move at a recent defense conference, saying, “you don’t win a knife fight without swinging a knife.”

The Navy is breaking its new cyberwarfare role down into objectives, aiming to “reduce the attack surface” (increase defences), upgrade IT systems, and increase “cyber situational awareness”, recruiting US IT industries to help shore up its facilities. The project is expected to culminate in the establishment of 40 cyberwarfare teams within the Navy.

Source: Engadget



Topics: ,

Support eTeknix.com

By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow and continue to bring you the latest newsreviews, and competitions. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest technology news, reviews and more. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you'll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!

Looking for more exciting features on the latest technology? Check out our What We Know So Far section or our Fun Reads for some interesting original features.

eTeknix Facebook eTeknix Twitter eTeknix Instagram eTeknix Instagram

Check out our Latest Video

  • Be Social With eTeknix

  • Latest Video

  • Features

  • Poll

    Who Is Your Favourite Motherboard Brand?

    View Results

  • Archives