Obama Gets Into Cyber Security Game

Obama Gets Into Cyber Security Game

Finally after more than few years of mounting cyber attacks with increasingly devastating results to individuals, businesses and other institutions, President Obama finally opts to get into gear with our Safety & Security investment theme. This also confirms what many of us have already thought – the increasing role of cyber attacks in modern warfare.

The Obama administration is preparing to elevate the stature of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command, signaling more emphasis on developing cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders into U.S. networks and tackle adversaries such as Islamic State, current and former officials told Reuters.

Under the plan being considered at the White House, the officials said, U.S. Cyber Command would become what the military calls a “unified command” equal to combat branches of the military such as the Central and Pacific Commands.

Source: Obama prepares to boost U.S. military’s cyber role: sources | Reuters