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Army to Employ New Cybersecurity Tool for Multidomain Missions; Col. Steve Rehn Quoted

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Col. Steve Rehn, cyber capabilities manager at the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, has said the service is developing a prototype of a cybersecurity tool for multidomain operations, C4ISRNET reported Tuesday.

Rehn explained during the 2018 TechNet August event that the cyber situational understanding tool will help commanders understand and make decisions in their respective non-physical operating environments, encompassing cyber, the electromagnetic spectrum, space and social media.

The cyber SU program will collect data from cyberspace sensors to notify commanders about potential attacks on military networks.

The situational awareness tool also aims to help military leaders predict mission outcomes when a link stops functioning, which could allow enemies to launch an attack.

Rehn noted that the Army has yet to program cyber SU to understand emerging adversary tactics and observed activity within cyberspace that can affect operations in the physical battlespace.