Éditoriaux Défense Sécurité Terrorisme Zones de conflits Logistique Livres de référence Liens
Terre Air Mer Gendarmerie Renseignement Infoguerre Cyber Recherche

Cyber Defense a Cooperative Effort

Cyber Defense a Cooperative Effort, Rogers Says

By Claudette Roulo, DoD News, Defense Media Activity.

Washington D.C. – (DoD News) – November 15, 2014 – "Cyber blur" is an enormous challenge to those seeking to defend the nation's networks, Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the National Security Agency’s director, said today.

Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and NSA director

At the Reagan National Defense Forum in Simi Valley, California, Rogers, who’s also commander of U.S. Cyber Command and chief of the Central Security Service, explained that network defense isn't an either-or proposition that can be neatly divided into public sector, private sector and national security responsibilities.

"This is the ultimate team sport," he said. "There is no single sector, there is no single element of this population, there is no single element within the government that has the total answer. It will take all of us working together to make this work."

The nation's adversaries don't hesitate to blend public and private capabilities in the cyber realm, either, he said.

"The biggest thing that concerns me ... in the immediate near term is we're taking capabilities, whether it be nation-states, groups or individuals, and I'm watching some of these blur and create partnerships that make attribution more difficult. They clearly are intended to try to stymie attribution as well as policy decisions on our part," Rogers said. "... This is going to require us to think a little differently."

National Cyber Strategy

Lack of a cyber strategy that includes not just national defense, but public and private sector networks, has created a situation where attackers run little risk by engaging in attempts to penetrate inner systems and steal information, the admiral said.

"My concern there is, if we're not careful and this trend continues, this will encourage nation-states, groups or individuals potentially to start to engage in ever more escalatory and riskier behavior, and that's not a good thing for us as a nation," he said.

Right now, there's a broad consensus on what elements need to be addressed by a national cyber strategy, Rogers said, but the challenge has been in coming to an agreement on specifics.

"From a Department of Defense perspective, I'm very comfortable with the vision we have in terms of how do we create capability, what skill set should it have, how should it be employed operationally, how should it be integrated -- cyber's got to be integrated with a much broader effort," he explained. "I'm not a big fan of looking at cyber kind of in isolation."

Bridging the Corporate Divide

Rogers said he's visited Silicon Valley twice in his seven months in office in an effort to bring together the public- and private-sector sides of the nation's cyber workforce and find some agreement between the needs of corporate cyber and national defense.

"We have got to understand each other, and I'm watching two cultures that are largely just talking past one another," the admiral said. "Not because one is good and one is bad but because they're two different cultures with really different views of the world around them [and] lack of familiarity with the other side.

"If we are each going to vilify each other, we will get nowhere,” Rogers continued. “It cannot be that one of us is good and one of us is bad. We each have a valid concern, and what's the way that we can work together to make this work."

(Follow Claudette Roulo on Twitter: @roulododnews)
Contact Author

Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers

Related Sites:
U.S. Cyber Command
National Security Agency
Central Security Service
The Defense Department on Twitter
The Defense Department on Facebook
DoD News on Facebook
DoD News on Twitter
DoDLive Blog
DoD News Broadcast Channel

Derniers articles

Verdun 2016 : La légende de la « tranchée des baïonnettes »
Eyes in the Dark: Navy Dive Helmet Display Emerges as Game-Changer
OIR Official: Captured Info Describes ISIL Operations in Manbij
Cyber, Space, Middle East Join Nuclear Triad Topics at Deterrence Meeting
Carter Opens Second DoD Innovation Hub in Boston
Triomphe de St-Cyr : le Vietnam sur les rangs
Dwight D. Eisenhower Conducts First OIR Missions from Arabian Gulf
L’amiral Prazuck prend la manœuvre de la Marine
Airmen Practice Rescuing Downed Pilots in Pacific Thunder 16-2
On ne lutte pas contre les moustiques avec une Kalachnikov...
Enemy Mine: Underwater Drones Hunt Buried Targets, Save Lives
Daesh Publications Are Translated Into Eleven Languages
Opération Chammal : 10 000 heures de vol en opération pour les Mirage 2000 basés en Jordanie
Le Drian : Daech : une réponse à plusieurs niveaux
Carter: Defense Ministers Agree on Next Steps in Counter-ISIL Fight
Carter Convenes Counter-ISIL Coalition Meeting at Andrews
Carter Welcomes France’s Increased Counter-ISIL Support
100-Plus Aircraft Fly in for Exercise Red Flag 16-3
Growlers Soar With B-1s Around Ellsworth AFB
A-10s Deploy to Slovakia for Cross-Border Training
We Don’t Fight Against Mosquitoes With a Kalashnikov
Bug-Hunting Computers to Compete in DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge
Chiefs of US and Chinese Navies Agree on Need for Cooperation
DoD Cyber Strategy Defines How Officials Discern Cyber Incidents from Armed Attacks
Vice Adm. Tighe Takes Charge of Information Warfare, Naval Intelligence
Truman Strike Group Completes Eight-Month Deployment
KC-46 Completes Milestone by Refueling Fighter Jet, Cargo Plane
Air Dominance and the Critical Role of Fifth Generation Fighters
Une nation est une âme
The Challenges of Ungoverned Spaces
Carter Salutes Iraqi Forces, Announces 560 U.S. Troops to Deploy to Iraq
Obama: U.S. Commitment to European Security is Unwavering in Pivotal Time for NATO
International Court to Decide Sovereignty Issue in South China Sea
La SPA 75 est centenaire !
U.S. to Deploy THAAD Missile Battery to South Korea
Maintien en condition des matériels : reprendre l’initiative
La veste « léopard », premier uniforme militaire de camouflage
Océan Indien 2016 : Opérations & Coopération
Truman Transits Strait of Gibraltar
Navy Unveils National Museum of the American Sailor
New Navy, Old Tar
Marcel Dassault parrain de la nouvelle promotion d’officiers de l’École de l’Air
RIMPAC 2016 : Ravitaillement à la mer pour le Prairial avant l’arrivée à Hawaii
Bataille de la Somme, l’oubliée
U.S., Iceland Sign Security Cooperation Agreement
Cléopatra : la frégate Jean Bart entre dans l’histoire du BPC Gamal Abdel Nasser
Surveiller l’espace maritime français aussi par satellite
America's Navy-Marine Corps Team Fuse for RIMPAC 2016
Stratégie France : Plaidoyer pour une véritable coopération franco-allemande
La lumière du Droit rayonne au bout du chemin

Directeur de la publication : Joël-François Dumont
Comité de rédaction : Jacques de Lestapis, Hugues Dumont, François de Vries (Bruxelles), Hans-Ulrich Helfer (Suisse), Michael Hellerforth (Allemagne).
Comité militaire : VAE Guy Labouérie (†), GAA François Mermet (2S), CF Patrice Théry (Asie).