The Department of Defense is taking a number of steps to up its cybersecurity game, Terry Halvorsen, the Pentagon’s Chief Information Officer recently told a reporters breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor. “There’s not a time when I’m not being attacked somewhere in the world,” Halvorsen said. “We’re looking to industry to help us solve some specific areas.” To that end, the DoD has begun assigning its civilian personnel to 6-month tours of private cybersecurity companies, such as Cisco, as well as inviting employees from those firms to help train its personnel to defend the DoD’s networks against hacks.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Engadget