Navy Marks Cybersecurity Awareness Month Through Info Dissemination Initiative; Vice Adm. Jan Tighe Comments

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The U.S. Navy is set to distribute graphics, videos and articles on cyber threats in an effort to educate the service branch’s personnel and partners on the topic in observation of the annual cybersecurity awareness campaign in October.

“In my role as Navy cybersecurity director, I am on the hunt every day for capabilities that reduce the risk of cyber warfare disrupting maritime operations,” Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare, said Monday.

“A critical step in reducing that risk, and the point of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, is to ensure that every member of our workforce understands their role in mitigating cyber threats,” Tighe added.

The 2016 National Cybersecurity Awareness Month’s themes will highlight the reality of cyber threats, the need to ensure security of operations in the digital environment and involvement of the service branch’s personnel in the battlespace, the Navy reported.

According to the report, there were 30 million malicious breach attempts into the Defense Department’s networks from September 2014 through June 2015.

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