Monday, February 7, 2011

Learning to Operate in Cyberspace

An article by Rear Admiral William Leigher, Deputy Commander, Fleet Cyber Command/TENTH Fleet, can be found at United States Naval Institute in the February issue of PROCEEDINGS magazine. I am a huge fan of leaders who put their thoughts on paper so we can read, debate and improve our understanding of their views.  Non-USNI members can read the article HERE

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Anonymous said...

The heavy-duty requirements of doing battle in cyberspace present a unique challenge for the Defense Department – one that, unlike air, sea, land and space, could prove impossible for the U.S. to dominate, according to some top Navy officials.

“Unlike the physical domain, achieving dominance may be impossible,” said Rear Adm. William Leigher, deputy commander of Navy Fleet Cyber Command. “Cyber warfare necessitates considerable demand on intelligence and resources. We need to know our targets and vulnerabilities, and understand the relationship between them.”

Leigher spoke on a panel of Navy officials discussing the state of cyber warfare at the AFCEA West conference in San Diego on Jan. 26.

Leigher said the U.S. needs to deepen its understanding of cyber warfare – something that could be hindered by a Westernized view that focuses too much on direct, force-on-force targets.

“A lot of things might look like a nail when the only weapon you have is a hammer, and that’s true for cyber,” he said.

Rubber Ducky said...

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