Army Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, director of theÂ Defense Information Systems Agency, has said DISA works to achieve â100 percent identity assuranceâ with its contractors in an effort to safeguard data infrastructures from cyber threats, C4ISR & Networks reported Wednesday.
Amber Corrin writes Lynn made the remarks Wednesday at the Federal Times-C4ISR & Networks-sponsored CyberCon 2015 conference held in Virginia.
âWe canât do business without industry, but everyone has to be held accountable for their actions on our networks,â Lynn told conference attendees.
Sean Lyngaas also reports on FCW the DISA director has said the U.S. currently faces what he called an âeconomic cyber cold warâ in which an adversary aims to undermine consumer confidence in the countryâs enterprises and products over time.
Lynn told the audienceÂ that aÂ cyber attack on industrial control systems used to operate the countryâs electrical grid can be considered a âprelude to war,â according to the report.
Such a war has not yet materialized due to lack of a clearly-defined threshold,Â he added.