U.S. Cyber Command (CYBERCOM), the military command responsible for the bulk of America’s defensive and offensive cyberwar efforts, is receiving a 500% manpower increase. Between 2014 and 2016, the Pentagon expects to add thousands of new billets–the exact number is still unknown–to the 900 service members currently assigned to CYBERCOM. CYBERCOM is tasked with a staggering array of tasks designed to secure America’s online infrastructure; this ranges in real life from detecting and patching security holes in critical infrastructure such as banking and utilities to creating new network defenses for the military’s sprawling computer systems.
Some really interesting videos that look at the issues that not only the US but we all face in the future. The significant increase in the amount of manpower being recruited by the US military to address cyber crime highlights how serious they are taking the threat. However, it is important for all companies to look at cyber crime, anti-virus and anti-spam solutions do not protect you from all cyber crime and now is the time to examine what can be achieved with limited budgets.
Thanks to fastcompany.com for the videos