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+ - Defense Dept. Ramping Up Offensive Cybersecurity ->

Submitted by Trailrunner7
Trailrunner7 (1100399) writes "The Pentagon has said recently that it will soon consider certain types of online attacks as acts of war, but it hasn't been very specific. In an interview, White House cybersecurity chief Howard Schmidt said that the Department of Defense takes this mission very seriously and that there are other agencies involved as well.
"The military, like any other large entity, has a tremendous dependency on the Internet and technology just to do its basic mission, and so when they look at their 21st century security challenges and their role and their commitment to defend citizens, allies and interests, that even is more extensible than anything else when it comes to the Internet itself. Now, when you start looking at sort of the full breadth of government activities that might take place, whether it’s diplomatic, whether it’s military, whether it’s economic, whether it’s some other sort of incentive and stuff like that, this is part of an overall view, the way things that take place. So, Department of Defense’s role is only one of the many roles that we have across the government, and not only our government, but other governments as well," Schmidt said."

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