One may have missed this important bit of news over the weekend: the Department of Defense officially launched the U.S. Cyber Command, under the leadership of NSA Chief Keith B. Alexander.
The national security implications of this are huge. It is the government’s first institutional step to take a leadership role in securing cyberspace. Granted, much still needs to be done, including cooperating with the private sector to improve cybersecurity. Nevertheless, this is a monumental step forward in the pursuit of securing America’s virtual world.
Direct links to the announcement and news articles are below:
Department of Defense: Official Cyber Command Announcement