U.S Embraces New Cyber security Strategy

To deal with the vibrant threats in the cyber space, the U.S Department of Defense (DoD) has developed a new Cyber 3.0 strategy.
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Albuquerque, NM (prHWY.com) February 17, 2011 - Albuquerque, NM, February 17, 2011 - Threats in the cyber space have evolved over a period of time from intrusions to denial-of-service-attacks and attacks on industrial installations. The WikiLeaks exposure and the attacks by the Anonymous group on websites of PayPal, MasterCard, Amazon, Egyptian and Tunisian government and security firm HBGary Federal has highlighted the severity of the cyber threats. Cybercriminals may launch more destructive attacks in the near future as sophisticated attack toolkits are easily available. Terrorist organizations may take advantage of the emerging scenario to use cyberspace for perpetrating heinous crimes. Cyber-attacks on critical infrastructural facilities may cripple the economy of a country.

To deal with the vibrant threats in the cyber space, the U.S Department of Defense (DoD) has developed a new Cyber 3.0 strategy. The strategy has five pillars, which recognize the need for creating a force of cybercommandos, deployment of active defenses on military networks, steps to safeguard critical infrastructural facilities, evolving collective defense strategies with allies, and creating synergies between technological and human resources. Online computer training and cyber security training programs may help in creating secure IT work culture and ensure country's supremacy in the cyber space.

The threats in the cyber space require proactive action and intervention. The U.S DoD also plans to increase the number of military units having dedicated cyber missions. Inclusion of cyber security experts in military units is crucial to safeguard military networks from intrusion attempts by organized crime groups, terrorist organizations and rival intelligence agencies.

The country needs a strong force of cyber security experts such as network administrators, system administrators,ethical hacker certified personnel, security auditors and penetration testers. The department plans to expand the IT exchange program, which allows sharing of cyber security professionals between the government and the Industry.

U.S faces shortage of cyber security professionals. Government departments and business organizations must encourage IT employees to undertake security certification programs to update their technical skills and know-how.

The DoD recognizes the importance of improving cyber security and has sought $500 million to encourage companies to conduct research in new technologies such as cloud computing and encrypted data processing. Effective coordination between public and private companies is crucial to improve cyber security infrastructure. The government will seek new technologies from the industry to safeguard crucial networks from intrusions and cyber espionage.

Cybercriminals take advantage of heterogeneity in cyber laws across countries. Therefore, countries must collaborate with other countries to devise collective defense strategies and reach international agreements on cybercrime prevention.

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EC-Council is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in cybersecurity and e-commerce skills. It is the owner and developer of 16 security certifications, including Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)/License Penetration Tester (LPT). Its certificate programs are offered in over 60 countries around the world.

EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 members, through more than 450 training partners globally. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. federal government via the Montgomery GI Bill, Department of Defense via DoD 8570.01-M, National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). EC-Council also operates EC-Council University and the global series of Hacker Halted security conferences.


Tag Words: online computer training, security certification, cyber espionage, dod, cybercrime, cyber security, cyber commandos, collective defense
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