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Gates wants to quadruple the number of Defense Department cyber experts

Defense Secretary Robert Gates believes cyber attacks will be an enduring problem for the US and wants to quadruple the number of Defense Department cybersecurity experts.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates sat down for an interview with Katie Couric and was asked about a Wall Street Journal report that computer spies stole secret information about the F-35. During the interview, Gates said that "we are under cyber-attack virtually all the time" and cited his desire to quadruple the number of the Defense Department's cyber experts.

You'll find several links to articles about the F-35 breaches in my post, "Attackers breach $300 billion Joint Strike Fighter project."

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9 comments
BALTHOR
BALTHOR

"See the Internet as it was originally designed.Fast,Beautiful and Problem Free.Now for only $100 a month."

BALTHOR
BALTHOR

It would never be China.China is cute and cuddley.

Phantom2487
Phantom2487

Block all chinese subnets. Easy enough I think, I black list all chinese subnets on my homemade firewall @ home, and have never had a problem of not being able to get something i needed off of the net. They obviously dont care about being ethic when it comes to web use so eff them i say.

robo_dev
robo_dev

if you quadruple the number of experts, and you have zero experts, you have zero experts. China is as cute and cuddley as a rabid porcupine inside a cactus wrapped with rusty razor wire.

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

how cute and cuddly is that (before it kills you viciously)?

The Scummy One
The Scummy One

'cept nobody refers to Australia as 'cute and cuddly', sted it is referred to as 'dry and dangerous' or 'upside down'

puppybreath
puppybreath

that was a koala bear. Are you sure you're not talking about Australia?

robo_dev
robo_dev

Cute and fuzzy with razor sharp claws.....