A key component of US cyber security capabilities is the capability provided by the DoD and Cybercom. But can these be used for defense of US infrastructure? The government says yes.
“The Obama administration has adopted new procedures for using the Defense Department’s vast array of cyberwarfare capabilities in case of an attack on vital computer networks inside the United States, delicately navigating historic rules that restrict military action on American soil. “
For more on this report see: U.S. Says Military Can Respond to Domestic Cyberthreats – NYTimes.com
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