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James McLaughlin: Cybercom Ready to Support Civilian Network Defense Efforts

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James McLaughlin

Lt. Gen. James McLaughlin, deputy commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, said at a Center for Strategic and International Studies-hosted forum last week the command can help civilian agencies defend the U.S.’ cyber infrastructure, FCW reported Friday.

McLaughlin added that Cybercom has developed a framework to determine the extent to which the military organization will support the Department of Homeland Security in the event of a cyber attack on civilian agency networks.

DoD is also considering implementing a policy to make military leaders accountable for cybersecurity programs that they manage, FCW reports.

“Accountability — to the individual level and really at the leader level — is a key part of the cultural change that’s occurring,” McLaughlin told the forum audience.

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