Cybersecurity: ‘Remain vigilant, be accountable, stand ready’ Army major general says
The theme for Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October will be “Remain vigilant, be accountable, stand ready,” said Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee.
Yee, the Army’s acting deputy chief information officer, G-6, spoke at the Defense Strategies Institute-sponsored “Cyber Operations for National Defense Symposium” here, Tuesday.
“Cybersecurity is absolutely a big topic of discussion now in the Pentagon,” he said. “We take cyber — offensive, defensive and cybersecurity — extremely seriously.”
Look around any installation or at weapons systems on the battlefield, Yee observed. Think how many of those things are web-enabled, think how many are wireless, and think how many have Bluetooth connectivity.
As part of modernization efforts, the Army is doing a full-service assessment incorporating cybersecurity considerations from the ground up and dedicating the required resources — including people, policy, and money — to ensure each weapons system is secure and any vulnerability is addressed.
“Ultimately, our work to modernize our network will make us stronger and safer,” Yee added.