Navy activates real-time view of networks

December 20, 2010
Cyber Security, FedCyber Wire
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via Federal News Radio

Starting this week, the Navy will begin using a new 24-hour operations center at its fledgling Fleet Cyber Command — and begin to fix a problem that its commander said is one of the military’s biggest deficiencies in the area of cybersecurity.

None of the armed services currently have adequate real-time situational awareness into their own IT networks, Vice Admiral Barry McCullough, the Navy cyber command’s top officer said Tuesday during a breakfast sponsored by Government Executive in Washington.

“I looked at networks, because how the Navy executes command and control is across a network,” he said. “This is our most fragile piece of everything I was given.”

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