The current head of the Pentagon’s cyber attack response team told the American Enterprise Institute that war is coming, and that the United States remains unprepared for the worst.General Keith Alexander said he expects that cyberattacks will soon become legitimately destructive at the rate they’re outpacing the United States defenses.
There’s one big problem holding all of this back, according to Alexander.
The responsibility to defend and respond to cyber attacks lies variously with the FBI, Homeland Security, and the Department of defence.
Alexander said that unless Congress consolidates that sprawling cyber-defence infrastructure, the U.S. will not be able to fend off the increasingly likely major successful attack.
What’s the kicker from the speech is this: all that stands between the United States and the coordinated attacks on it is a sprawling, disorganized group of feds without a centralized command and each working for different goals.
And worst of all, the only entity that can solve it is Congress.
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