US to create independent military command to Combat and Thwart Cyber Attacks

The United States, under the perseverance of Donald Trump, has decided to create an independent military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations. Trump’s plan is to intensify America’s ability to wage cyber war against the Islamic State Group and other foes like Russia and China. 

Thus, the new US Cyber Command will work as an independent entity and will be split off from the intelligence wing of National Security Agency i.e NSA. The decision has been taken by the white house and has been put as a draft before Us President Donald Trump.

He is likely to review the draft and give an official nod to the implementation. Though, there is no official time frame for this process, some sources from White House report that the announcement will be coming within next couple of weeks.

White House wanted the US Cyber Command center to work more as an autonomous organization funded by the government. It wanted the new agency to be free from any kind of constraints which otherwise stemmed while working alongside NSA.

FYI, National Security Agency (NSA) was assigned the job of spying by the Us Government in 2008. Its job is to spy on the calls, internet, and other intelligence data from around the world and this includes the data generated by the US populace.

All these days, a special unit in NSA was also trying to combat with cyber attacks launched by public and private organizations operating in the United States of America.

But now, Mr. Trump and his associates have decided to revamp the cyber unit of NSA by making it an independent military command which will fight in the digital space on the same footing as more traditional realms of the battle of land, in the air, and in the sea.

From past few years, it is evident that some state funded actors are trying to bring in a kind of political unrest in the United States by launching cyber attacks on political parties and their leaders. The best example to prove the event is the cyber attack which took place on Hillary Clinton’s email servers last year.

In near future, as there is an escalating threat of cyber attacks and intrusions from other nations, terrorist groups, and hackers, the government of United States has decided to incorporate cyber operations into its everyday war fighting from now on.

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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