Defense is building a database to analyze all network traffic

February 2, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Technology
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via NextGov

The Defense Department is building a database to cull traffic from networks across government and other sectors, which will participate on a voluntary basis, to develop a fuller view of online threats, a top Defense official said.

U.S. Cyber Command, the Defense Department’s new joint-service organization created primarily to protect military information networks, is still defining its role in the governmentwide effort to protect the Internet. Foremost, the organization wants to establish a common operational picture of cyberspace, said Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert E. Schmidle Jr., CYBERCOM’s deputy commander.

“One of the things that I’m going to try to do is bring these data feeds in from all of the services, the agencies and anybody that comes to participate — and that will be an ugly challenge,” he said Wednesday at a seminar on cybersecurity regulation that the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies hosted.

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