United States to have National Guards for Cyber Security!

    Donald Trump’s government is all set to introduce and endorse a legislation that would mandate the formation of “Cyber Security Civil Supports Team”. The objective of the team will be to defend companies and critical infrastructure against cyber attacks launched by state-funded actors.

    The readers of Cybersecurity Insiders are requested to notify that a cybersecurity team in the Washington Air National Guard is already working with the same objective. Based on the requests of the private entities, the security wing of the National Guard hacks the networks of the company which in turn helps in sharpening the cyber skills of both sides.

    As fears of the cyber hack are gripping power companies, the government of United States is planning to extend the service of National Guards to government agencies.

    So, Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Washington has introduced legislation on this issue which will mandate the formation of cybersecurity civil support teams within the Guard, Nationwide. The act is named as Major. Gen Tim Lowenberg National Guard Cyber Defenders Act.

    Gen. Tim was an honorable officer who led Washington’s Army and Air National Guard through most of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The hope is that the act will help in warding off the digital version of sept.11 attacks.

    Kilmer said that the primary goal will be to build capacity on the ground to address cyber attacks. Currently, this trait is missing in most of the states and our aim to deploy cybersecurity professionals’ equivalent to firefighters to respond to cyber attacks that might compromise critical infrastructure of United States.

    More details will be updated shortly!

    Naveen Goud
    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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