Summit Highlights DoD’s Cybersecurity Initiatives, Challenges

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October 26, 2021 | Originally published by Department of Defense on October 8, 2021

Some of the cybersecurity challenges the Defense Department faces and some of its key initiatives include the highlight of a fireside chat at the Billington Cybersecurity Summit.

David McKeown, DoD’s Chief Information Security Officer and Deputy Chief Information Officer, explained that seven “pillars” make up DoD’s cybersecurity architecture.

“The priority of all of the pillars working together, or in harmony, is that we’re able to detect advanced persistent threats trying to attack our network, advanced persistent threats that have successfully hacked our networks and their lateral movements inside of our networks,” he said.

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