We hear a lot about the threat of cyberwar. But do recent cyber breaches perpetuated by Russia and other adversaries mean we’re already there?
Given the scale and scope of cyber hacks in the last five years, many would argue that there is a global cyberwar afoot.
However, defining the problem is important in order to get to meaningful solutions.
From a military perspective, the Air Force is at war all the time given that adversaries are trying to deliberately affect their missions, Frank Konieczny, the service’s chief technology officer, said at the CyberCon conference in Arlington hosted by Federal Times.
The Air Force, he said, has gone beyond the point of trying to defend the network because defending the entire network is not feasible. The Air Force is now trying to defend missions as opposed to “the network.”