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Wednesday October 19, 2011

U.S. Crafting Framework for Cyber Offense

We all laugh at stuff like this and make the "Skynet" jokes but, considering this is our government talking about cyber offense, I'm just a tad bit nervous. What was that "self-aware" date again?

The United States is still crafting a legal framework to guide any offensive moves in cyberspace, months after the Pentagon unveiled a broad cyber strategy, the head of the military command responsible for such operations said on Tuesday. Kehler has overall responsibility for the U.S. Cyber Command, a sub-unit that began operating in May 2010. Its mission is to protect Defense Department networks and, if ordered, to go on the offensive to make sure the United States retains the ability to use digitally networked systems on land, at sea and in the air.