Cyber strategy bolsters allies, partners ahead of election

Cyber strategy bolsters allies, partners ahead of election

Cyber warfare is a team effort, said the U.S. Cyber Command executive director, as American and Montenegrin forces partnered to stop malicious cyber threats on Montenegrin networks this month.

“Information warfare often uses infrastructure and technologies to amplify divisions within society,” said David Luber, Cyber Command executive director. Malicious nation-state cyber actors are “attempting to erode trust in the democratic institutions while creating divisions.”

To counter this, the Army — along with the Department of Defense and its allies — are taking the fight back to adversaries through a new cyber-warfare strategy.

The DOD Cyber Strategy emphasizes “Defending Forward” in order “to disrupt or halt malicious cyber activity at its source, including activity that falls below the level of armed conflict,” said Col. Andrew Hall, director of the Army Cyber Institute at West Point, New York.

Their remarks — at the third annual International Conference on Cyber Conflict — come on the heels of American troops arriving in Montenegro to help counter cyber-attacks from near-peers threats, like Russia.

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